Nothing quite says "summer" the way sunflowers do. And we're in plentiful hands this summertime! The sunflower patch I planted almost 7 weeks ago is about to bud! After my struggles with the rabbits, affectionately now named, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter (whom I'm constantly scolding for losing his jacket!), the sunflowers have bounced back! It's a race to see which one will bloom first and which one will grow the tallest. So far, the Lemon Queen variety is in the lead, with the Autumn Beauty trailing far behind! These are fun times in the garden. I'm easily amused, can you tell?
My home gardens are blooming all over the place! I love this time of year when everything is full of life!! I'm inviting you to join me for Sunflower Summer Portrait Sessions in the evenings during the next few weeks in my gardens! I'll post more about it and examples on my Instagram feed. Won't you join me? The kids will especially love this time with you!! There's lots to explore!
The Sunflower Sessions at my home studio will be #1) evening appointments only, preferably beginning just before sunset for that warm, golden light. They will be #2) 15 to 30 minutes in length and #3) five to ten images with download capabilities to share and print for personal use only. Contact me for more information and specifics on package details. Email is best:
In other news... say "hi" to my new friend. I'm not sure what to call her/him? Can you help me out, friends? Is this a katydid, cricket or grasshopper? Or all of the above?! Here's another look on my Flickr stream --> click here <--
Fancy fella, if you ask me...
It's been an amazing summer so far. We've had many memorable visits with family and friends, far and near. I am working on a summer round-up of photos to share with you. My Busy Bee Girls will be joining me come Monday for 4 full weeks of giggly silliness, loads of art projects, a play performance of the Aristocats, and lots of mermaid time in the pool!! I love summertime!
I couldn't remember if I'd shared a photo of my home studio sign by our mailbox or not. The zinnias I planted are beginning to bloom and the nasturtiums - hiding behind the flourishing chrysanthemums - are preparing to take over the sign. Now you know where I am, come see me!
How's your summer been?! What's popping up in your garden?! I do hope you are enjoying your summer to the fullest! Savor every moment. :)