Aug 24-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: August: Aug 24-10
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Photos by Brenda Leigh
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Photos by Brenda Leigh
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Photos by Brenda Leigh
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Photos by Brenda Leigh

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 07:52 am:

It's time to stop and smell the flowers here on the Pasty Cam. Don't these photos today, from Brenda Leigh, look so vivid that you can just about catch the scent of all those colorful blooms? It's been said here before, but this would have been the perfect day for someone to have invented a "scratch and sniff" computer monitor, so we could be enjoying the tantilizing scents, along with the beautiful sights. Brenda puts many hours into planting and keeping this flower garden going all summer long and she does it in her grandmother's memory. If you look closely at the last photo, you can see the sign, "Granny's Garden" giving tribute to a special lady in her life who loved pansies! I can only imagine how peaceful it must be to sit out there in the morning, watching the butterflies and birds flitting to and fro, as they drink in their morning meal. U.P. beauty in splendid glory!

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 07:56 am:

WOW....what a Blessing!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 07:58 am:

Wow...what a spectacular blaze of color and great photography! Nice work!

By RCW (Rcw) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 08:06 am:

Boy, you said a mouthful Donna, that second one is really a WOW

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 08:08 am:

I've long agreed with the saying "Gardening is housework, outdoors" but these pictures almost make me a convert. The second shot in particular is beautiful.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 08:28 am:

Beautiful gardens! Besides butterflies, I bet a lot of hummingbirds visit as well.

By SARAH CUDLIP (Porter) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 08:35 am:


By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 09:14 am:

Sorry Sarah but there IS a lot of Illinois flower garden beauty. That's what makes this state such a perfect state to grow corn etc....heat and humidity. And Lord knows we've had a whole bunch of that this year. :O>) But so looking forward to next month's visit to the UP!

By Janet Boatman (Janetnwohio) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 09:17 am:

The pictures are all beautiful but the second one is the cover page of Birds and Bloom magazine beautiful.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 09:24 am:

Brenda we can tell you've put a lot of love and sweat into your garden. And one big pay off is the photo of the misty scene. I see you have some nasturtiums, a simple but delightful flower. I'll enjoy your garden with you all day. Thank you.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 09:27 am:

These pictures are amazing! What town are they in?

By Vicky P (Vickyp) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:02 am:

Oh my gosh - I can't decide which one to put as my wallpaper! I think I'll save the others so that I can change the wallpaper whenever the mood strikes! I love colorful flowers!

By Kay (Loonz) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 11:01 am:

Beautiful - wish my flowers looked this good, but too hot here in Virginia

By Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 12:41 pm:

Those pictures are amazing!!! I wish I could have flowers like that. I just don't even know where to start.

By AJ - WI (Ajinwi) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 12:54 pm:

The second picture brings to mind some of Thomas Kincade's paintings. Absolutely gorgeous!

By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 04:28 pm:

Wish we could have flowers like that, the deer would be very happy to see a spread like that.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 04:35 pm:

Beautiful + colorful photos, especially the butterfly closeup!

By Wes Scott (Travelnorth) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 07:15 pm:

Very impressive and beautiful.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 07:10 am:

Nasturtiums are edible. Taste peppery. The flower topping a salad is phenomenal, or a leaf on a sandwich is excellent!

Just make sure you wash them. Earwigs like hiding in the blossoms!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 07:39 am:

looking at that birdbath in the flower patch reminds me of a plastic birdbath I had and I put sand in the stand and I put that down in a nice size urn and filled that up with dirt and put flowers in it. When we lived downstate in an apt, that worked out great on the patio. It was relaxing to watch the birds and the bees and the butterflies from my window. During the winter I took out the flowers and covered the stand with a plastic bag and left it.

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:36 am:

I would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments on my photos. Thank you Mary and Charlie for this great site and all your hard work.

My grandmother was a very special lady who never ever complained about a thing. She contracted polio at 17 and lived to be 94. All those years she spent in a rocking chair and was grateful for every minute she had on this earth. She certainly had SISU.

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