Today DH and I went to N.C. because they have the most wonderful supple of fruits and vegetables and flowers of all sizes and colors.It was a magical trip as I adore all the plants and you meet the most awesome people. Hum??? Maybe all people who love plants are just wonderful people?? I like that thought.
I have a real problem with pictures. All my life I have adored pictures - you can capture a memory on paper. Then about 10 years ago my DH wanted to take a trip to South Carolina because there was a lake there that everybody bragged about how good the fishing was . So, we finally arranged the trip and the lake was awesome . We did fish a little and I caught a beautiful catfish and by then it was getting really hot. We decided to take a tour of the community . It was really lovely and I found a wonderful book shop and I had fun in there. The flowers were beautiful everywhere and as we rounded a curve -was the biggest cactus I had ever seen. I asked to stop and take a picture . There was traffic going in both directions so I just stepped out on the sidewalk which made me across the road from the plant. I went to snap a picture and I heard someone screaming their head off. I looked behind me and on both sides and finally I figured out it was some lady at that house. I can still hear her screaming and cussing. I walked across the road to see what the problem was and she said I was STEALING from her and that those flowers was the way she made her lively hood??? I was so stunning I felt like she had slapped me. So, when she went to take a breath I asked her to sell me a baby plant and with the offer of money she did calm down and we left. But, I kept wondering how in the world was I to know something like that when there was NO sign anywhere .
But she has ruined my joy of taking pictures as a fear now clutches at me unless I am in the back yard with my pets and no body can see me.It still makes me want to cry because I would never steal from anybody intentionally. So, that is why these pictures are from a distance . And when I took those pictures of the Quilt shops - I asked each owner if it would be alright.
Good day and good night to all of my buddies! Love to all.