Winter Visit With The Butterflies

This was a moment with my grandson captured by my husband. It’s hard to put into words how special this moment was for me. My grandson has taken a great interest in photography and I want to do what I can to encourage him and help him grow. We are blessed to live not too far from Hershey Gardens in Hershey Pa. I went for the first time last year and am now a member. We had a lot of firsts we experienced together today – our first time photographing together, first time photographing butterflies in the winter and our first time visiting some really interesting bugs!!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I am finally starting to go through all the butterfly and flower photographs I took last season and catching up in general from the holidays. I’m excited to share them and relive those memories again. Last season was the beginning of something that changed in me. I decided that I needed some of that happiness in my own home, so this will be the first year growing my own flowers and I have already begun the planning. More to follow. In the meantime, here is a Dahlia taken last year. Prints available!


I never realized how much work goes into flowers, or at least Dahlias. I spent time today learning and preparing these Dahlia tubers for winter. Spring 2019 will be my first year growing Dahlias and many other things. Kathleen Clemons said in one of her classes that she grows what she wants to photograph and that statement really stuck with me. In addition to my new friend Nina who is teaching me, I’m so inspired and excited for what is to come. I look at this picture and just find it so hard to believe that they will become beautiful flowers next year! Crazy to me but this newbie gardener can’t wait!

New Green House Progress

After we removed 3 trees to make some sun, the foundation is starting for the new green house. Now this spot will get almost full sun and will allow for a lot of options we never had before as far as what we can grow. I’m excited to experience some of the joy I feel elsewhere with flowers in my own back yard! We are hoping to have this completed by Thanksgiving! More updates to come!

New Website and exciting things to Come!

Welcome to my new website!  I am still working on things but it’s almost complete and wanted to share it with you.  This spring and summer season has gone by so fast and I have been working so hard on talking my love of flowers and butterflies and doing something a bit different and am excited to share all of it!  In addition to the new prints and website I am also going to be (and am) a brand newbie gardener!  I do NOT have a green thumb at all, quite the opposite and have previously been content visiting outside places to visit my love for Blooms and Butterflies!  This year it became clear that I needed to gain more experience and create this happiness in my own back yard!  Our new greenhouse is currently under construction in our home that will soon house my own flowers and butterflies and I have excited to share the ups and downs and the photography, art and blog updates that go along with all of this!  Stay tuned much more exciting things are to come!