Stop to smell the roses. And notice the leaves.
Right now my interest is in gardening.
In fact, I'm even back in school, taking an Ornamental Horticulture class at a local community college.
That's just a fancy word for introduction to gardening.
My most recent purchase wasn't clothes or art supplies or kitchen goodies...
it was a rose plant.
Not any rose--I don't even like roses much.
But it's a Green Rose (I love the weird and whimsical, even in a garden setting).
I ordered it from the Antique Rose Emporium.
I'm only wanting to grow rare, unusual, and heirloom plants.
And on a crafty note, I wanted to mention a tip.
I like to add natural elements when I make cards or other items.
I used to use a preservative that I purchased at a stamping store, but I recently discovered that painting white glue onto both services works just as well!
I have a frame I covered in leaves and seed pods to commemorate an area I was living at the time (yet another item I need to pull from storage and post later).
It's like a snapshot...freezing the moment, the character, the beauty.
This leaf was in a grocery store parking lot.
It had been stepped on, but I thought the colors so wonderful that I tried the glue experiment.
Isn't it pretty?
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