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Dad Bought Me Flowers

Dad Bought Me Flowers

 

Remember I told you about my best friend well here she  is with me on a very happy occasion,  Graduation Day.  I had been out of School since January and the last thing I wanted was to be apart of this ceremony.  It was June,  it was nice out and I had to go because Dad bought me this beautiful corsage.  Not sure if it was Dad or Mom taking this photo but I am sure they told me to SMILE!  I was always the kid in school looking out the window wishing I was outside.  I really did not like too many teachers in the 12 years I attended. Back in school in the 60′s and 70′s too much was happening OUT THERE to be STUCK IN THERE.
I did have a female teacher MS HILL in fourth grade now she was cool!  She was our science teacher and a Hippie I bet looking back on the times.  She had pretty long dark hair and I swear long grey streaks from the part down both sides of her head  maybe we made her prematurely grey.  I remember her outfits as do all the boys from my fourth grade class I am sure. Mini skirts were all the rage.  Our school had to add partitions to the fronts of the desks,  as they were not mini skirts they were micro mini’s!  It was the only class I saw the boys sit in the front two rows,  normally they raced to hide in back.  So now really why I loved my fourth grade Science class was because she loved science and it showed.  She taught us about the night-time sky and even had a field trip to a place in town where it was really dark.  We came with our families and all stretched out on our  blankets while MS Hill explained the stars and  what  each constellation was.   How many teachers have that much joy that they give up a night to spend laying on the grass with students.  I think of her often when I camp and spend so much time with my eyes looking up into the night sky.  Where I live there is no light pollution and I swear some nights there are billions of stars just over my head.  I wish I could find her to thank her for fourth grade as it was not till I went into ninth grade did I get that same feeling.  It was a new school and lots of new people I had never met.  There were so many classes to choose from and so many trades to try out.  We spent 6 or 8 weeks in each one to see if it was  match for us.  I wanted Auto Body bud sadly it was 1970 and girls were not allowed in trades full of men.  I wanted to sculpt cool outer shells for FAST CARS.  I had friends older that were always messing with their rides.  It is because of them and my Dad and all the time spent at the race track that I want to make them special.   I also loved Culinary Arts  we learned to chop, and dice as well as bake the most wonderful pastries   We learned how to waitress and even had our own restaurant with in the school to practice at for the real world.  I also took Drafting and Technical Illustrating oh and Electronics too!  It was Secretarial Sciences I ended up with as I loved Shorthand!  I was fast too. Then came tenth through twelfth grades and I could care less about going.  I had no choice Mom would remind me I would graduate if it was the last thing she would do!

So was it the lack of enthusiastic teachers I had or was there a problem with me?  Most teachers we had did not like children.  We had ones that would yell and scream and send you off to the office or ones who would go in the back room and drink we even had one flip out in class like he was on acid.  There was one cool teacher who taught us about the Mafia,  WHY?  Cool dude though he would go off with the young girls and they would all come back HIGH.  Yes these were different times in the 60′s and 70′s and I  for one was so happy to walk out in January of 1974 .  I just was not  happy having to attend graduation.  I know Mom and Dad were so proud of me but I always felt as if there was a whole world OUT THERE and I was MISSING IT!

I am so glad my best friend was there.   I kissed my parents good-bye and we set out to attend some Graduation Parties.

I have been out of school now for 38 years and would love to go to a   Art  School  or maybe just teach young girls to appreciate life, not to settle and to never stand for abuse, of any kind.

There is one thing I am sure of, if I taught they would listen.

FLOWERS REPLACED BY FROST

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TWO IN ONE

 

Flowers have been replaced by frost

It really was not that long ago

The hot summer evenings now lost

Soon all I will be able to share with you is snow

 

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Blooms Compete With Folage

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HUGE BLOOM

Yes it is fall in these parts

Leaves changing colors

Falling now from their branches

They are not alone in their beauty

Plants such as this are showing off as well

The best part is when the winter is upon us

These will be even more beautiful

Dry and Brown yes

Beauties non the less

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Colored Flower

SUNFLOWER

Colored by me and Picasa

 

Bored and playing around tonight

Have a great night

Lovin My Blossoms

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painted lady

lovin my blossoms

 

Boy this yard will change when they all leave and I cut back this bush

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Playing with a Print

Butterfly

Messing around on Picasa

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poem well sort of :)

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MIA in 2011

Picking Wildflowers

 

We went for a hike while camping for the week

The hill was long

Our legs felt weak

These flowers sway in the breeze on stalks so strong

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Black and White

 

Black and White

Different take

 

 

Black and White Study

different spin

 

 

 

Visitor done in Black and White

Feeding

 

Battered and Bruised but still beautiful visitors even with color removed.

 

 

A Random Stop

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Orange Flower on a random stop

Random Shot

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Hanging Out

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butterfly

Hanging Out

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Pretty Little Blossoms

Tiny Zinnia

Very Pink

Tin Zinnia

Orange

Tiny Zinnia

Close up

Soon they will all be gone

Business End

Butterflies

Business End                   

 

 

They look so beautiful from the OTHER END

 

YIKES I am surrounded by scary, beautiful things .  YOU?

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Wind Blow Butterflies

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Pretty Butterflies

Butterfly Filled Yard

 

 

Beautiful Butterflies

Butterfly Filled Yard

 

 

Beautiful Butterflies

Wind Blown Blossoms

 

 

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Beetles Everywhere

 

They are

As each flower blooms

They show up

Do I learn to hang traps

or lay poison down to kill them as grubs

I grow everything here with no chemicals

Isn’t there anything  in my yard that keeps them in check.

Years ago I protected the willow they loved but now each Rose that opens there is one or two on each

 

 

VIBRANT

Evening Visitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

These flowers must be really tasty

every time I moved it got spooked

but came right back

 

 

 

Sunflower

 

 

 

Petunia

 

 

 

Zinnia

 

 

 

Zinnia

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Bush and Friend

ARRIVED

 

 

 

 

and a few other types came before the rains as well

 

 

 

 

So glad I was here to welcome them with the prettiest of blossoms

Cosmos

Butterflies Wanted

Tall

Seen as a weed by most I welcome them in me yard I love how pretty they are as they start to bloom

Along the waters edge

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Auburn, Maine

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I am sure Susan was NOT lazy, lol

I love this time of the year in NH

They show up in pretty clumps here and there

They have a mind of their own

Like ME and NO I am NOT Susan or Lazy

 

 

Tiny Insect

All in a row

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In NH this is one of the first things we plant.

Pansies are TOUGH!  Well until summer heat takes hold that is.

I love their FACES.

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Plants that had been donated for our Towns Memorial Day Plant Sale

 

Have been making our yard even nicer.

Pink with a touch of Yellow

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I love watching these,  hour by hour,  unfurl  into BEAUTIES

I need to get a LIFE lol

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Thanks for checking out my photos!

Two shots as the Morning Glory opened up.

 

 

Above is one just after it opened

 

This one as it Fully Opened

 

 

Waiting on the Sun

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Morning Glory

A bug sits upon it

Will it fly away when it starts to open?

I was trying to stay absolutely still

to capture this bud,  just ready to open,  with the morning sun.

Lily in Red

Lily for sale

Camping

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Camping in the mountains is fun.

We took the 1976 Champion out, on maybe her last one.

We set it up on our spot.

I then went about decorating our plot.

I bought some hanging plants.

I also went about dealing with ants.

I grew some wonderful Tomatoes and Lettuce too!

People who stopped by, were amazed to see how beautiful they grew.

JT had some fun too.

She loved getting to know everyone new.

We found gold on this trip as well

He will never forget this summer as well.

Soon it was time for summer to end.

Hurricane Irene was to blame in the end.

Camping in the old RV was nice.

Until we had  to change direction twice.

Roads washed away.

Somehow I bet, you knew I would find a way!

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I love these pretty white flowers with the yellow centers.

I love how they grow in clumps all by themselves.

I took these photos in my yard as the breeze was blowing.

I forgot how much of a challenge it could be to get a  macro shot and  an action shot at the same time.

I will be pouring over my flower photos and picking out perfectly captured ones, to add to my  Zazzle store ,where

others can buy them on a post card or note card  or a  shirt or even a hat!   I have some I have already made into US Postage Stamps.

Summer

 

 

You just never know what will  grow

when you plant a seed.

 

Backside

Backside

Shadow Play

Zany for Zinnias

I realy try to keep this place we call home pretty no mater what season, but with ten years of horrible flooding(due to one simple beaver dam)and having FEMA help me as well as the state, I try to honer all that I have had help with by making this place nice to look at, as well as food for the birds and insects(as long as they don’t eat the HOUSE!

So attached are some photos of the Zinnias I plant from seed each year to later be devoured by the wildlife here.  Working together has always been MY PLAN!

 

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This Zinnia looks as if it was spray painted and the Red is aout to drip off the petal.

 

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I usually buy packages of mixed seeds so I am never sure how they will look, but in nature they all seem to go together.

 

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As always I am not alone in enjoying each and every one of them!

Hope there was ONE one enjoyed as well!

Peace

Pretty in Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passionate about Purple

Below you will see a sample of Purple Flowers I have been drawn to for one reason or another.

Maybe the plant,shadow play, or wildlife upon it!

Let me if you like them. Please.

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These Butterflies looked all beat up when they arrived in our yard.

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They were so busy with what they needed to do they buried themselves in their WORK

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Cosmos is one flower I grow in the Garden too.  I love the photos I get of huge Bumble Bees on them

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Not really purple  sorry, maybe Green with Envey over all these Hummingbirds I get lol

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A pretty Hanger I received for Mother’s Day

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See how messed up it appears above?

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With the mild winter we had everything including the Lilacs, grew like crazy!  I took about 1/3 off all off them so my home would once again smell incredible.  I think if they get to tall I will miss their smell.

lol

 

Backside of a Cosmos

 

 

 

Frontside as she grows up and out of the fencing around the vegetable garden.

 

Very busy place in this part of the yard.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the flowers that call our place home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow and Orange

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You can tell my passion is for the world around me.

 

 

They say I got 100 Likes  I am so thankful to you all  xo

 

 

Living Things

Flowers from our yard in bloom.

2012 Boston Flower Show

The Boston Flower Show

I have been attending this show with my Mother since I was very young and this year a friend of mine joined us for the day.

The photos were taken on Friday of the show.
I miss the days when they had so many flowers, when they were set-up in the Bayside.  Now it seems like a small area for display and then rooms for the flower arranging segment of the show.  This year there were so many vendors it made me wish for the “old days”

Loved this color!

Pretty Flowering display

This is one of the displays of a back yard all set up.

LOVED these!  They were displayed in on a decking floor, for seating .

Loved the idea of stepping stones made from slices of a downed tree. All organic and after Irene we can all find  something to put in our yards.

Last year what caught my eyes were HUGE Aluminum Palm Trees but this year it was this kind of pottery, so pretty when placed  in your yard, this would be so pretty with water flowing out and down the sides.

I would love to have this stone sculpture in my garden area, so beautiful.

Wonder how much something like this would cost?  My friend may place it on her Honey Do List, lol

Flowers were so beautiful to see, reminds me of what is to come in my own yard this year.

The Hats!
Dog Topiary
An Antler lol
Hard to pick a favorite!
This on below reminded of Whopee
it was Dread Locks!
Another room had a few shoes
so pretty
Now some more talented
designers
So 45+ years I have been attending this show and each year I find something I want in my own place.
If you have never gone try to make it one year, I think you will love the COLOR of Spring even if you go when there is still SNOW on the ground.
Frank Martyn

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