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Hello flower garden. Smile for the camera.

May 20, 2011
I have had a spot on my camera for the longest time. It was most annoying but it didn’t seem to be on the lens. Apparently it was dust on the sensor, and after discovering that yes! there is a cleaning mode for this, I think I finally got the sucker. I haven’t tried a close up shot since “dusting” but the test photographs from normal range I took today aren’t showing any signs. Fingers crossed I got it.
Anyhow, I really wanted to get my camera cleaned before tomorrow because tomorrow is our annual Local Colors Festival and I want to get pictures of the parade. It’s always so colorful and fun with amazing costumes and the cutest kids ever.
In the meantime, I did take a few “practice shots” of my parents’ flower gardens. I think they’re really pretty and just wanted to show off all the hard work my parents have done to whip them into shape.
(Pictured above.) Looking toward the yard. The lighthouse was handmade by a co-worker of my brother’s and given to my parents one year for Christmas. The purple flowers up front are verbena. They make great ground cover because they spread like wildfire and come back up every year. Plus they bloom all spring and summer long!

Same area, but looking toward the street with the driveway on the right. I wish these were brighter but the day was pretty overcast with no sun in sight by the time I got home from picking my son up from school.

I love this little flower garden with the fountain. These little pink flowers are one of my favorites! I have no idea what they’re called though.

This arbor is a recent addition. I believe they added it last year – at least I know the plant climbing it was put in then. It’s already gotten quite a nice start this spring. Along the side of the house we have vegetable gardens that are tiered in much the same way because it’s along a slope.

Do you have flower gardens that you’re especially fond of? What’s your favorite flower?

3 Comments

  • Kristina~Kreations With a "K"

    May 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    How pretty! I wish my yard was nice like that but… I have 2 brown thumbs and kill all plant life..its sad really lol

  • The Crown Jewels Goddess

    May 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    love the landscaping!

  • Heather

    May 24, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Wow, that’s sooo cute. I love the lighthouse. And the arbor with the vines.

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