Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jean's Garden

I visited my friend Jean last week to take some pictures of her beautiful flower garden. I'd found this perfect Smilebox garden slideshow, and since I didn't have a garden of my own, I borrowed Jean's.

I'd probably have gone to Jean's anyway. Hers is no ordinary flower garden. You'd find it in Better Homes and Gardens magazine if they only knew about it.

Jean works hard at it and puts a tremendous amount of love in every flower. She's done it for years and every year it just gets better and better.

I’ve read recently, that flowers have stories to tell and Jean knows them all. So just walking through all the fragrant, colorful blooms and leafy foliage is an amazing adventure. And the butterflies!! There must have been hundreds! They were everywhere! No wonder I never see a butterfly around my house!

Anyway, I've posted the slideshow below for you to enjoy. First though, let me point out that the picture above is one of the photographs I took. Jean cut some flowers for me while I was taking pictures and put them in the sour cream container to bring home. The overall effect was just so gorgeous, I couldn't bring myself to transfer the flowers to a vase after I got home. I think you will agree that a vase couldn’t have made the arrangement any lovelier! (You can click on the picture to enlarge it.)

Oh! One more thing…I use this little Smilebox program all the time to save and display my pictures. I enjoy it more than putting the pictures in a photo album. I tell you this only because my friends just go on and on about how talented I am, and it makes me feel a little guilty. I try to tell them how easy it is, but they refuse to believe it. So, just let them think what they will (Smile). Between you and me, though, it takes no special talent, and it’s a lot of fun. I recommend it to anybody who takes a lot of pictures.

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