Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Stroll Through the Garden

After our recent tea party, the girls and I enjoyed roaming the grounds of Southern Homes and Gardens. Here are some of my favorite images from our stroll through the garden.


"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." -- Abram L. Urban


Rach said...

Very pretty. Looks like a very peaceful day.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!


Nancy said...

Melissa, you seriously should publish a coffee table book of your photographs. I'd purchase one and I just bet I wouldn't be the only one. You could use your script, poetry, and scriptures with the photos. You have a beautiful talent and it should be shared. Now, with another request :) did you buy or make the girls outfits? I want to make/or buy one for Jenny's babygirl, Elle.

Judy said...

I agree with Nancy that you should do a book using your God given talent. Shannon always says "is there nothing Melissa can't do?". I love the grounds at Southern Homes and I would love to have a picnic there someday with "my girls."

I hope you are doing much better now after your surgery. I have been keeping you and your family in my prayers.


Jan's Blog said...

Have I ever thought to tell you what a remarkable photographer you are? I'm always commenting on what's in the photo and thinking about how skilled the photographer is, so now I'm telling you and correcting a really large oversight. You could so easily make your profession at this! Just remarkable.

pinkandgirly said...

Hope you are feeling better today Melissa. Your girls look darling strolling through those gorgeous gardens.

Enjoy your day,

Baton Rouge, LA

Melissa Lester said...

Thanks for the compliments, everyone! Nancy, I made the girls' pillowcase rompers using a pattern from Etsy designer Whimsy Couture. I have a link to Whimsy Couture a couple of posts back, along with some more detailed photos of the outfits. I adapted the pattern a little, adding pintucks, tatting and bullion roses. They turned out so sweet, and perfect for afternoon tea!

manon 21 said...

belle ballade chez toi.



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