…but thankfully my son-in-law is, and…
…fortunately there’s no law that says I can’t enjoy his flowers. That is what I was doing today while Bob helped Alison adjust the new gate she designed and constructed to keep the Mabel and Cooper from dashing down the driveway, barking at people that walk past the house.
When I was a girl, my mother would try to encourage me to take an interest in the flowers she loved. As winter waned and warmer temperatures hinted at the coming of spring, she would pour over the seed catalogs that came in the mail. When spring finally arrived and the ground was warm enough for planting, she spent hours digging in the dirt, planting, transplanting, and weeding, and we always had vases of cut flowers in the house. Mother loved her flower gardens. Unfortunately the proverbial green thumb passed me by, but thank goodness I can occasionally sneak into Mike’s amazing garden and take a few pictures. Although I may not enjoy the process of growing flowers, I do enjoy the process of taking pictures of them to hang on my walls and post on my blog. When fall gives way to winter and the flowers of summer slowly fade and die, I miss the color. Gray is the predominant color of winter, and it just doesn’t bring me much joy.
While I wandered around Mike’s garden with my camera, the work on the gate continued with the help of Mabel and Cooper…
Before long, the job was finished, and we headed home where I was greeted by a surprise; a colorful butterfly had discovered our new swamp milkweed plants. That’s color that doesn’t require digging , planting, and weeding…my kind of color!
That’s it for Saturday. Thanks for stopping by!
8 Replies to “Regrettably, I’m not a gardener, …”
Your pictures are beautiful! It is great to be able to get out in the garden with a camera instead of a shovel.
Thank you for your kind words, Debbie. I agree about the shovel. I’m not too useful with a shovel, but I love being out and about with my camera.
Stunning images Skip!!!
Thanks, Clare. It was a beautiful day, and as you know, the Arboretum is a great place to wander.
Excellent group of shots. Like that gate she’s putting up. The flowers are butterflies are wonderful. Your photography sure has come a long way! Very, Very well done!!
Thanks, Camille. I’ve taken a lot of online classes and tutorials. It’s good to hear that the results are showing.
Lovely post and photographs!
Thank you, Belinda. I had a lot of fun taking the pictures.
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