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weekend update – new garden additions!

We had an awesome weekend!

On Saturday, I had a big photoshoot in Miami, where I shot down on the beach in Key Biscayne by the Ritz Carlton, and then moved on to the Design District of Miami. It was my first time shooting down there and I had a great time. My fifteen year old client was very fashionable and took direction really well, so the shoot went great and I’m very happy with the results. I’d like to get down to the Design District again one day just to shoot textures and fun stuff, as I really didn’t have any time to do any shooting on my own while I was there. I managed to grab this one shot though – I can never resist photographing pretty flowers – especially when they’re hot pink!

hot pink flowers

On Sunday, I took Zachary to the Flamingo Road Nursery and spent nearly two hours there with him picking out some new plants and pots for our garden. He was such a good boy! He sat in the push-cart most of the time with all of the plants and I kept him quiet with cookies. :) We bought a bunch of new herbs, veggies, and fruit — the roundup is: strawberries, summer squash, fennel, parsley, cilantro, lemongrass, jalapeño peppers, and pinot noir peppers. I also got a small succulent rock garden for the patio corner… I just love the way those look.

Zachary absolutely loved going to the plant nursery and I foresee another trip there in the future, at least just to walk around and explore, even if we don’t particularly need to buy anything. It’s a great place for a kid to see all of the beautiful plants, flowers, and trees, and learn more about them. Here’s a picture of Zachary I took with my point and shoot in the Herb Center:

We like to garden

When we got home, I planted all of our new additions with Zachary in the backyard, which was a bit interesting since he wanted to “help” so I had to work pretty fast to get the plants in before Zachary decided to do it himself – LOL. Some of the strawberries on our strawberry plant were already ripe, so Adrian, Zachary, and I each had one and it was amazing! Our neighbor Courtney stopped by with her daughter Brianna to see the garden, which was nice, since Brianna is 18 months old and the kids were able to play a bit.

By the time we finished playing outside, I was totally exhausted and so was Zachary, so when we went back inside, he fell asleep for a little bit, and I made some tea to wake myself up and caught up a bit more on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which I’m now about 2/3 of the way through with and it’s really starting to get interesting.

Overall it was a great weekend. I’m really, REALLY excited about all of my new plants, I’m thrilled about the photos I took on Saturday, and I’m also happy to have made a new friend out of my neighbor, who I will hopefully see again soon for another playdate.

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ChristyJanuary 31, 2011 - 11:44 pm

Oh my goodness, he doesn’t look like a baby anymore. He looks like a BOY! It’s crazy how that happens. I hope you are having fun in the “twos.” We’ve had great weather here in Texas for the past few days, but we can’t plant anything until March, since we have some more cold fronts coming our way.

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