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Chihuly Glass Exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden

World-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work was on display at the New York Botanical Garden this year. The exhibit displayed more than 20 different works of art throughout the garden’s 250 acres. The beautiful New York Botanical Garden is located... Continue Reading →

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 →

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