“Azalea Clusters Notecard Sets”

⛳It’s Masters Week here in Georgia and that means the Azaleas are in full bloom. I don’t know how they do it, but I don’t think I can ever remember a year when the Azaleas weren’t in bloom for the famous golf tournament.

While these particular Azalea clusters aren’t from Augusta National, they are from a pretty special person’s backyard……my 94-year-old Dad’s backyard! He has a few of these shrubs, along with rhododendrons that are well over 40 years old! Obviously, he takes really great care of them to get blooms like this!

A popular notecard set in our collection, “Azalea Clusters” includes 8 notecards/envelopes and are packaged in a cream colored, organza, drawstring gift bag.

Keep for yourself or give as a gift, this card will brighten anyone’s day!

Be Happy to do the Work…..

“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” ~Mother Teresa⁠

I know I would I have enjoyed meeting Mother Teresa. She did such important work in her life and left behind so many lessons about life, about helping others and the importance of having a happy attitude despite the work you are doing.⁠

How do you find ways to be happy to do your work even when the work is hard?⁠

~Donna

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Spend More Time With Nature…..

“The more time you spend with nature, the deeper your understanding of life will be.” ~Nitin Namdeo⁠


There really isn’t more I can add to this statement. How about you? Don’t you find the more time you are outside and with nature you understand aspects of your life better?⁠

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Dad’s Backyard

Spring has arrived in Atlanta and it looks like it may finally be here to stay!  Cool morning temps are leading to warmer afternoons. The tree pollen is EVERYWHERE and flowers are starting to bloom.

My Dad has been in the same house for 40+ years and his backyard is covered with red azalea bushes.  He lets them grow naturally (no pruning or fertilizing) and they have become quite large but make a very natural backdrop around his driveway and swimming pool.  They started blooming this week and since I’ve been looking for new images for a Spring collection of my greeting card line (“The Art of a Handwritten Note”)  I decided to take my camera with me on a couple of my daily visits.

These were taken on Wednesday.   It was late afternoon and full sun everywhere so it was difficult getting the right exposure.  Look at all of the unopened buds!

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There must be hundreds of blooms on this one plant

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He’s had this ceramic pagoda for 50+ years.  He purchased it for another house we lived in when I was a young child. I remember going with him when he bought it at a local garden center.

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This plant is growing on the backside of the fence.  A little bare and scrawny, but I love how the blooms look against the weathered wood.

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Another perspective of the azaleas growing up the weathered fence.

The Dogwood’s are also in full bloom!

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Despite the ivy crawling up the trunk, this Dogwood is still thriving!

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An upward shot of the Dogwood.  I love how the pine needles and pollen peak through.

This next group I took yesterday.  I couldn’t believe how much more they had bloomed in just a few days.

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We’ve had a lot of fun in and around this swimming pool growing up!

 

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A different perspective of the pagoda.

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Confederate Jasmine growing wild through the fence.

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A Macro shot of the Confederate Jasmine bloom.

 

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Growing natural intertwined with the ivy.

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Macro shot of a cluster of blooms

 

As far as it goes with images for my greeting cards here are a few I may use.  What do you think?

 

 

Happy Spring!

Donna