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In pursuit of discovering beauty in my daily adventure of being a mom of nine

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Red Dahlia

Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. ~Jim Carrey

Scale

Flowers are my most popular subject here on my blog - shot often times in close-up. But sometimes, when the flower bush is tall or covered with large flowers, I like to take a few steps back to capture the... Continue Reading →

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

One of the amazing results of planting butterfly weed (a type of milkweed) in my garden was that it attracted Monarch Butterflies. I never saw the original butterfly(ies) that laid eggs on my butterfly weed, but during the summer months,... Continue Reading →

Square in September – California Poppy

You will always find California Poppies (Eschscholzia Californica) in my New Jersey garden. Living in California as a little girl, I have fond memories of the golden wildflower growing in my backyard. The California poppies bloom profusely during our mild... Continue Reading →

Square in September

I am participating in BeckyB's floral photo challenge "Square in September" this weekend.   This morning I discovered the first aster of the season blooming in my garden.

Thankful Thursday

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust

Thankful Thursday – Butterflies and Caterpillars

Last year in my garden, I planted butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a type of milkweed, namely to help create a habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Last week, when I found a Monarch butterfly caterpillar eating leaves on my... Continue Reading →

In a Vase on Monday: In Memory of Pat

This morning I dedicate my pretty vase and bouquet to my friend Pat, who passed away this past Saturday. She was 83 years old. Hers was a long life of service and dedication - she was a teacher. But not... Continue Reading →

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