Friday, September 24, 2010

Bittersweet Flower Friday

Sorry for the spacing, I'm having technical difficulties.

Today, my flower goes to Shauna Niequest,   the author of the book, Bittersweet,  in honor of my winning her new book in the giveaway by Abby and Her Boys.  Notice the photo effects? Courtesy of picnik, and the tutorial posted by Andrea at Faded Plains.

These flowers are fitting, because they are bittersweet.  They are from my mother's garden, which still blooms from spring to fall despite my infrequent and inexperienced attention.  They are another reminder of one of life's greatest lessons, which I learned in the garden, from my mom - you can't have the sweet without the bitter.  We all love her sweet, sweet flowers that still bloom three years later, and we've earned them.

I can't wait to read the book.  Thank you so much Abby and Shauna!  And thanks to Laura for hosting Flower Fridays!

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy it, and all of the wonderful women in your life.


  1. This is great! I really look forward to your honest feedback on the book. Please give me your mailing address when you have time!

  2. A great picture... I too found Picnik... it's great! It's touching, that you still get to enjoy your Mums' garden... I have a hydrangea in my garden that my mum brought me for Mothers Day, when she was over last year... she still has the one in her garden, that her Mum brought her many years ago... that's the beauty of flowers... Have a great weekend! Lx

  3. That picture is amazing! I'm sure your mother's garden will bloom amazing flowers for years to come that your children can appreciate and learn from. Have an awesome weekend!

  4. What a lovely way to remember your mother...through her garden. I am so sorry that you lost her.



  5. A great life lesson indeed. Congratulations on your new book and thank you for sharing the photography advice. I'm off to check it out.


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