Gratitude in the Garden

Sitting on the ground beside the garden wall, I noticed some purple plants reaching upwards and the pink ones reaching out. In the gap, I noticed the short garden wall. What I had was a squirrel’s eye view.

Taking a moment to look at the garden from a squirrel’s height, I found an intimate spot and a moment for reflection.

While admiring the  flowers’ vibrant colors, I thought about gratitude.

Gratitude for this quiet, peaceful moment,

For my eyesight and my health

For my camera and my photography practice

For nature’s freshness and vitality

For summer.

Great Ball of Fire

The last few minutes before the sunset pass so quickly and quietly. In Rookery Bay surrounded by water and mangrove, it is especially peaceful. While peaceful, the moment is also filled with drama — the brilliance of the sun, the vibrant color of the sky and the quickening darkness. Nature gave us a magnificent show.

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Sunset from Rookery Bay, south of Naples Florida.

Cathy’s Spring Scarf Designs

I design it. You shop for it. How easy is that?

The vibrant colors of spring flowers inspired me to create these fresh new designs, and artisans at VIDA are making them into 35″ square silk scarves. Place your order online at

shopvida.com and search “Catherine Kelly”

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Murano mosaic, my new silk scarf design.

 

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The Courtney scarf is colorful with a more photographic approach.

I’m looking forward to seeing which design is more popular. I need one of each!

Courtney’s flowers

While Courtney and Scott were off on their honeymoon, I had a photo shoot with their wedding flowers. Courtney loved the soft color medley of white, pale green and peach, but she asked the florist Kevin Morris to add some “pop” of vibrant colored flowers as well. In this photo, you can see how Kevin put it all together.

 

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Wedding flowers by Kevin Morris at Botanicals on the Gulf in Naples, FL.