Scene from Garden Muse: A Botanical Portfolio

7 05 2012

In April, my friend, Mary Ellen Ryall (left), came all the way from Minong, Wisconsin, to see my photography exhibit (Garden Muse: A Botanical Portfolio) at Green Spring Gardens and to promote her new children’s book, My Name is Butterfly. Accompanying her to the show were Deneen Stambone (middle), a Fairfax County English teacher, and artist Worth Cooley-Prost (right), who is a glass artist as well as a mixed media artist. Check out her work here.

I met Mary Ellen more than seven years ago when I purchased milkweed seed from her via eBay. We started corresponding and are now in a publishing venture together. I also designed and produced her bimonthly newsletter, Butterflies & Gardens and currently maintain her Happy Tonics blog here. I visited her neck of the woods last August (see postings from that trip in my August 2011 archives here). Mary Ellen blogs about environmental education, sustainable agriculture, Monarch butterflies and other pollinators, and other nature-related topics here.

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One response

7 05 2012

A nice grouping of three lovely ladies, each with a different and distinctive hair style and mode of attire, and you just happened to find them grouped near your Wall of Floral Finery and they apparently turned simultaneously to find you clicking the shutter—how about that? Serendipity at its best!

With all seriousness aside, it’s a nice shot of your friends and your floral display, and I’ll say it again and keep saying: I wish I had been there. There!

Again, please note that after I clicked the Like button I followed up with a comment that tells why I liked it. I’m hoping that will be noted by other viewers of postings that they liked and then perhaps tell the blogger why they liked them. I doubt it, but it doesn’t hurt to wish.

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