why you should buy local

when one owns their own businesses, they shop for the things…they think we might like. i cannot imagine how stressful that must be…at first. i always try to buy local. one of my favorite places to shop is one of the three Leaf & Petal nurseries/gift shops in Birmingham, Alabama. i can now say, “i…

things that shine

i love light that bounces around. all images taken at Leaf & Petal in Mountain Brook Village, Alabama. i love blue cool art project for kids, not as fancy though mouse? i think it would help if you stood just a wee bit closer?  pear-y nice.

i am going to watercolor you

this one, is wow. I wanna paint it. what is so great about this Orchid, is it doesn’t have the painted/dyed green bamboo to hold it upright. if you want this on, it is at Leaf N’Petal in Mountain Brook Village! perhaps this one too.

i found this one on the discounted table

i understood why this hydrangea was placed there. At first glance, i thought there was nothing left to take note of. Then i looked a little harder…out of all the flowers i took that day, this one is my favorite. it is a peaceful color, with stunning detail on the back…then to set against a…

the painted white stripe

the first image…the flower is positioned so well, that it looked like it was painted, along with the strip on the park lot.

the backside of the Cosmos

i love, LOVE, LOVE taking photos of flowers from behind (gosh, that sounds dirty, do you think the flowers think i’ve got a dirty mind?!). most of the time, when the green part of the bud opens to allow the blossom to emerge, it resembles a flower.  i also like to photograph furry stems–because when…

i’d like to introduce you to fibromyalgia

During our spring break, I made a promise to myself that I would use different parts of my body. I would give my right side, arm & back, a rest from blogging. I would give my physical therapist a break from having to place my vertebrae back in their proper places every. single. Friday. morning….

many suns

all the size of a half dollar, sitting on the counter, in Leaf & Petal in the Village of Mountain Brook