Stop and Smell the Roses

Inspired by an E-book I’ve been reading on photography, thanks to Big D, I’ve been trying out some recent techniques and tips I am learning on some beautiful subjects in our blossoming garden. 
I should know the name of these fabulous plants but I don’t have a clue. All I know is that they are gorgeous and the vibrant colors and complexity make me smile every time I walk up to our house.
 I’m sure my mom would not only know the name, but the classification, class, order, subclass, superorder, family, tribe, genus, genera, species and cultivar (haha). 
As I mentioned earlier, she (aka Mimi, DE, bff) took complete charge of researching (many, many hours & many, many trips to many, many nurseries) the right plants for our space which would combine affordability, low-maintenance, year-round beauty & enjoyment, even child-friendliness. Other than giving my opinion here and there on preferences of color or narrowing it down between 2 choices, she did it all! She acted as a paid professional and treated our project with the utmost care and seriousness. Thanks to her (& her partner in crime of course), our backyard is stunning, especially as all the plants and flowers are fertile and in full bloom, thriving so much so, that I had to make a trip to Home Depot to buy some trimmers so they don’t start strangling each other.
Thank you mom for investing so much of yourself and your time to the soft-scape portion of our exterior remodel!!! I now smile rather than scowl every time I step foot out the back (& front) door, smelling the lovely fragrances, rather than feeling nauseated at the condition our backyard was in before. 
The girls and I are most definitely enjoying God’s beauty and creation given to us by the hands of his servant, Martha!

Have a beautiful weekend enjoying the charm of Springtime!

2 Responses to Stop and Smell the Roses

  1. My love,

    You are getting sooo good at taking pictures. Thank you for keeping track of the life of our family! It's seriously a joy to see the memories!

    Love you!

    Dean

  2. Marisa, You are becoming quite the photographer. These vibrant, beautiful pictures of simple things that surround us reminds me that we don't have to look far to see God's touch! Love you, Dad

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