By |2015-06-17T22:07:46-04:00June 18, 2015|Friday Flowers|

This is where I have been hanging out the last two weeks:


Very specifically, I have been part of the “Instagram Bootcamp” course. I use Instagram, or IG for short and I love it. It has been my “social media of choice” for quite a while….but not until this course really got under way did I realize just how much I didn’t know! From learning all about filters and how to use VSCOcam to the use of hashtags and “the grid”, to meeting new people, all of Holly’s courses are geared to making the most of social media. It’s all about communication!

I cannot go into great detail here (if you’re interested, you, too, can take the course!) but I’ll just show you a few things I submitted as part of my homework.

One of the assignments was to try to get out of your comfort zone and
take a selfie. I had made a family picture gallery after we moved here: it is right outside my office, upstairs, and I often look at it. So what better way to do a “family selfie!” I also put on one of my Mother’s great pieces of costume jewelry, and matching earrings, just to complete the […]


By |2014-06-26T21:12:53-04:00June 26, 2014|Friday Flowers|

The bright and the not so bright (flower photos, that is).

It’s been hot hot hot here all week: perfect for daily lap swimming where the water is about 86° but not so perfect for all gardens.

My zinnias are starting to bloom (yay!) so I picked just a few. Then today I bought these gorgeous orange-red tulips at Whole Foods for $5.00. I couldn’t resist. And, if you notice, those are hydrangea leaves in the back. My two usually beautiful, floriforous shrubs will not have flowers this year. All the buds that were there in January were killed off in the subsequent hard freezes we had. There is always next year, right?




Next up is sunny and bright… Some of my (from left to right) lavender, daisies, verbascum chaixii, Gloriosa Daisy and purple Phlox.


And with some fun filters applied:


This is what I will be having for lunch tomorrow, Friday.
A lobster roll!
It’s a special just this week at The Goat at Fearrington Village.

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