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Great Rain for our Flowers!

Most times when the rain comes, most people shrug and complain.   We  have to remember, without that rain, we wouldn’t have all the beautiful flowers and plants and trees!

ALL of the above flowers—- except for one — are from our garden.   Can you tell which one is not from our garden?

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Flowers …

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Flowers & Plants

Below these photographs is a SLIDESHOW of the garden (might be one or two photos of another garden also; I haven’t checked recently).

These are pictures that I took in the garden , mostly during warmer weather, and a few pictures of some cool meals from the garden.   Below this bunch of pictures is a slideshow of the garden.

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Flowers, plants, leaves… and views in and from our garden.    Nothing perfect, just nature, things growing naturally, no chemical pesticides, no landscapers, just nature ..    One of our wonderful neighbors donated a fabulous sage plant  .  Our hens and chicks stay outdoors all year long and hopefully they will survive another year.   The white hydrangeas (missing from this slide show) died out except for a few green leaves and hopefully they will grown back again in summer or spring.     The “moon” shot, I took from in front of the garden, one night.   And , yes a fabulous friend donated a couple of beautiful tomato plants .   I don’t have a green thumb but I’m trying to cultivate … a little more gardening skill , somewhere, somehow.    The George Burns roses have disappeared, leaving sticks of thorns for the winter.   They are most beautiful.

Planted some more hens and chicks that  another friend donated to the garden..and hoping that they will be there in spring , summer.  Right now they are being protected by some mulch leaves.         I love flowers and plants and love the pictures of them just as much.



Blue Orchids…and other flowers

You get a gift of flowers and you want to preserve them, what do you do?   Yes, you can preserve them in the traditional way, dry the flowers, press them, etc.  But what if you want to preserve the picture. 

I love preserving flowers — virtually, by photographs, videographs.     Flowers are here and there and sometimes gone before you know it.   So, next time you get flowers or buy flowers or even give flowers or plants, take those pictures!   Some are beautiful enough to frame and hang on the wall.

Take a picture of the flowers and then take a screenshot and you will have your flowers forever.   Put them on a disk to share them with others or email  the flowers to someone.


I took a picture and then took a screenshot (from our  video of the flowers).

One season, I found these flowers at Costco, (much cheaper than at any other store), and I , I planted these beautiful blue orchids outdoors in front of our house and they lasted almost the whole season –until the landscapers (not mine) cut them down , mowed them down.  I’m really glad I got to preserve the flowers in my computer .

I’d like to start mini lessons, online , on how to do simple things with your computers or with your garden, almost anything creative.

Here is my screenshot of the our flowers.


These are the coolest.  Someday, far in the future, I will plant more orchids.  For now, I’ll have to stick to more inexpensive flowers.   And I have found a way to stop landscapers from mowing the flowers down.  I added a little mini fence to protect the flower area.

Though the landscapers mowed these down, I’ll always have the memory of them as they graced our side/front yard.    🙂