Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Just Pictures

I've been so inspired by the  "Photo a Day" 
posts that I've seen on my favorite blogs
that I got my camera out and started shooting random things.

What fun!

I'm so glad I did it, and I encourage you to do it, too.

We have had an ongoing {2 year} landscaping nightmare,
and finally got some new trees.
We were so happy the day they were planted!
They were so beautiful!
And then all of the lower fronds turned brown and fell off.
Well, that's supposed to happen. Who knew?

A quick trip to the beach last weekend
reminded us how lucky we are to live here.

Megan is so proud of her sunglasses,
she bought them with her birthday money. 

We've started our vegetable garden and decided to add
some native flowers to attract bees.
This is Lantana.

And Mr. Gnome to watch over everything.
He doesn't do a very good job of keeping the birds away,
so you may be seeing a scarecrow picture soon.

This is what my kids do.
I have no idea what they're building,
but they sure are having fun doing it.
They run out there every day after homework
and have to be wrangled in for dinner.
Then they run out there again and have to be wrangled in for bed.
I'd like to think they're building memories,
as corny as that may sound.

Some happy little daisies greet visitors
when they walk to the front door.

And this is where the magic happens.
In all its glorious mess.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my surroundings.
I'd love to see what your world looks like, too!


  1. Beautiful, bold and colorful photos! Yes you live in a very nice climate! Take care~

  2. Gorgeous photos!! I need to learn the settings on my camera to get such rich colors like this! Beautiful!! :)

  3. I love the beach picture, wish I was close to one! I was coming over to tell you that I tried your flowers and posted them in my blog, but you seem to beat me to the punch! hahahah

  4. lovely photos! beautiful flowers..love that beach photo, too! your daugter is such a pretty girl! it's rare i don't take at least one photo each day! love my camera..although i need a new one! Have a great day..thank you for sharing!

  5. Oh Melissa, those are beautiful photos! I love the colors of the lower fronds against the green & blue, boy mother nature sure know how do it right and the beach......oh how I LOVE the beach. We're about 2.5 hrs away and I'm itching to go out there. Your daughter is just beautiful, love the glasses (great choice). We've got yellow & orange lantana that I hope will bloom soon. We're pretty limited in what we can plant because the deer eat everything. Its funny cuz we have two little gnomes too. :D

    Have a good one!!

  6. Those pics are gorgeous!!!! The color pops right out at you!!!

  7. Awesome pictures. I am wondering what your kids are building too!

  8. they absolutely ARE building memories! AND at least they get time outside! so many children DON'T anymore. I loved your world! Might have to copy that idea and show mine one of these days!


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