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I am saddened to post that My Arranger died on Friday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer. Hospice was there at the end to keep her comfortable. Sixty-three years and eight months of marriage, three daughters, eight grandchildren, … Continue reading
What a great challenge this week from Nancy Merrill Photography: FOOD. I love food. Probably a little too much, but at my age, who cares? I have removed from my files countless pictures of full holiday tables before the kids … Continue reading
This week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill is Gateways. I love to see creative entryways to gardens or within gardens. Here a few favorites taken over the years. Barnsley House, the garden of the late Rosemary Very in Gloucestershire, England, … Continue reading
Nancy Merrill Photography has given us an unusal challenge this week: share a photo of an INJURY. I had a selfie of my face all puffed up from an eye infection, but I have decided that would not be very … Continue reading
Nancy Merrill Photography’s challenge this week is Vanishing Point. I captured a young man cutting the grass on a gargantuan front lawn of a local stately home. The cut lines give a wonderful perspective of a vanishing point. Please visit … Continue reading
A Photo a Week Challenge: Gates and Fences This week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is “Gates and Fences.” Gates and fences can be important features in a garden. I would like to share a gate and a fence in … Continue reading
Nancy Merrill’s weekly challenge is to share photos involving multiple shapes. This photo of an heirloom peony is a good example of multiple shapes coming together to make a breathtakingly lovely flower. The peony was a gift from my Aunt … Continue reading
WATER is the subject of Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge this week. I am pleased to offer two contrasting photographs of flowing water. One shows a peaceful trickle in a Charlotte garden water feature. The other is a mighty torrent in … Continue reading
No longer having a garden, I have not been able to participate in Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme. But my three sweet daughters have given my Arranger a monthly gift of flowers to brighten our apartment. The flowers … Continue reading