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Monarch Note Cards

In a short time, our Monarch raising season 2018 will be over and we’ll miss seeing the beauties in the gardens. I’ll miss grabbing my camera to capture them!

Here is a sampling of the Monarch note cards I’ve made by matting my photos and attaching them to 5 x 7 inch note cards. The colors are spectacular!

Inside I stamp a sentiment such as “Happy Birthday!”, “Thinking of you”, “Praying for you”, and “Celebrate Life!”

Each is unique and each honors a special butterfly that we raised this Summer.

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The Extended B Family

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It was a gorgeous afternoon in the park when I was privileged to capture the extended B family’s photos! We had fun talking about their holiday traditions and between posings, they laughed and tickled each other and made this session so much fun! Great Grandma, grandparents, siblings, and cousins got to be included in photos — something they had not had for quite a few years. God’s blessings to the B Family for wonderful holidays ahead!

Butterflies in Our Garden

Male and Female Monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, Eastern Black Swallowtail, Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail, Emperor Hackberry, and Painted Ladies … these are just some of the beautiful butterflies visiting our summer garden!

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

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The front doors of the Inn St. Gemme-Beauvais on Main Street

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Beautiful details in the Inn — Marie Louise Room

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The gravel road to the Mississippi River and Tower Rock

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Vineyards at Weingarten, Missouri in the evening sun

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She Flew

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The sun began to set.

And then she flew.

Tiny dancer!

A Walk along the Woods on a Winter Day

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Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

 

Peace

The dove — a symbol of peace — her first tree ornament in 2014. Because her Spanish name means “dove.” She is so loved, so peace-filled. A little child shall lead them …

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