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~Vee's Note Card Party~

Written by Sue, March 21, 2012....         very warm, thunder showers, Temps. 70's 
I am joining my friend Vee, for her Note Card Party, we are to find four favorite photos and post them. I must tell you this was a very hard task for me, as I enjoy so many things, family, our animals, our farm, our gardens. 

~Flowers from my gardens~ 

~This is a perennial sunflower~

~Butterflies love Lantana~
~A rose from my garden~

~Apples in the orchard~

 Please come join the party, by clicking below, much thanks to Vee for hosting.



Vee March 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM  

Awwww...gotta love family photos, especially when the family is as good looking as yours. This could be a great idea for note cards within families. A great way to share the ties that bind photos! Love that last one. You two make a great couple.

podso March 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM  

Wonderfulhotos of your family and set off so nicely in the frames. Each seems to represent such joy!

Sandi McBride March 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM  

Family photos are my favorite. You have a lovely family and a good eye for photography!

Trish March 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM  

Well Sue, I can see how you'd find it hard to choose from all your wonderful photos, lol!
You have such a gift for capturing beautiful moments!
Thanks for letting us know about Vee's party - it sounds like a lovely idea!
love and blessings..Trish

Kathleen March 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM  

Beautiful pictures! I don't see family pics though, I see flowers? I hope you are feeling better.
I have to go check out her party, I didn't know!

bj March 20, 2012 at 11:53 PM  

These are just breathtaking. I love love love the butterfly one.
Yes, it is always really hard to choose just a few when we bloggers have tons.:))

bj March 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM  

I don't understand about the "family photos"....I don't see them, either...??

Sue March 20, 2012 at 11:59 PM  

To those who asked about my family photos, I edited my post after it was posted, I apologize for the mishap.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti March 21, 2012 at 12:23 AM  

Hi Sue!
I also don't see family photos that your earlier commenters talk about? Did you change your set?

Your flower photos are gorgeous --it seems flowers are the most popular card images so far.

Sandi McBride March 21, 2012 at 5:33 AM  

Hi Sue, I tried to get in here last night and blogger was being...well, blogger! I love the black eyed susans...have them around my fish pond but they're not up yet. I see your sweet Grandson Will is a Navy Man...my husband retired with 30 years in, Will picked a fine service and our prayers are with him...looking at the pears as I type and hope to see a good crop of our own this year as the trees are blooming like mad and we actually have bees this year! God answered our prayers!!

Miss Sandy March 21, 2012 at 6:34 AM  

My how pretty your garden does grow! The photos are gorgeous and the butterfly is my favorite, thank you for sharing.

Sally March 21, 2012 at 7:01 AM  

I love the butterfly on the Lantana. I first saw Lantana when we vacationed at the beach in N.Carolina. The butterflies were flocking around it. It is not an annual here in Ohio, but I try to plant some each year. The butterflies DO love it.

Beth March 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM  

hi. because i am such a fan of butterflies ... i would definitely have to pick the "lantana with the butterfly". gorgeous. i love how so many are picking different photos from their blog for the note card link up party. so cool. happy to find you. take care. (:

Becky K. March 21, 2012 at 7:37 AM  

It looks like I am going with the majority in loving the butterfly in lantana. So striking. Although, all of your photos are beautiful...
Great job!!

LDH March 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM  

All so lovely! I especially like the green apples with the water droplets.

Happy@Home March 21, 2012 at 8:09 AM  

Your photos are all so beautiful and would look perfect on the front of a note card. I'm partial to the butterfly and lantana photo :).
I had to laugh when I read Vee's comment about the last photo and you 2 making such a good looking couple. I thought I see a couple of apples. :) As I read down to your comment it made more sense. LOL.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me March 21, 2012 at 8:17 AM  

Good I'm not the only one that doesn't see the family photos. I was a bit worried! Great flowers though! Hmmm....where's the family photos?

Tammy @BeatriceBanks March 21, 2012 at 8:43 AM  

I love your beautiful photos! The one with the butterfly is my favorite! This was such a fun party! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie March 21, 2012 at 8:58 AM  

Good morning! What lovely pictures. I love them all, but especially the butterfly one. Such a fun idea for a post! Have a good day...HUGS

Debbie March 21, 2012 at 9:48 AM  

Oh Sue, yours are just plain stunning. I love them all, and my favorite of all is the butterfly one! My daughter, the butterfly girl, would just love that.

So good to see you feeling better, btw.

Cheryl March 21, 2012 at 9:58 AM  

Sue, I am not surprised that you featured beautiful growing things! I especially love the pair of apples with the dew drops falling...but they're all gorgeous!

Vee March 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM  

Wow...your entire family has turned into flowers and butterflies! =D

These are gorgeous. The second one made me gasp. GASP I tell you! It's the green...that beautiful shade of green with the pop of color from the lantana and the butterfly!

Angela March 21, 2012 at 10:51 AM  

These are all beautiful. My favorite is the butterfly on the lantana:)

Mrs.Rabe March 21, 2012 at 11:02 AM  

Great photos! I love the butterfly on the Lantana, and your rose from your garden!

I also love your header!


Kati March 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM  

So pretty! I love that you can see the dew dripping off the apples. The butterfly on the lantana is beautiful! It's hard to choose a favorite!

Donna March 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM  

Even though I find butterflies a bit creepy (since they are insects, LOL), that is an especially beautiful one that you photographed!

Karen Harvey Cox March 21, 2012 at 11:52 AM  

Each and every photo is a dream. You are a stunning photographer. So happy that Vee introduced us.

Have a lovely day,


Pamela Gordon March 21, 2012 at 1:23 PM  

Hi Sue, thanks for your visit and comment. Your photos are so beautiful. I love flowers! This was a fun meme to participate in eh? Blessings, Pamela

black eyed susans kitchen March 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM  

Gorgeous photos...the apples were especially interesting.

Michele March 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM  

Oooh, the butterfly pic is exquisite. :o)

Barbara F. March 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM  

Your photos are very beautiful. They would make a gorgeous gift as a boxed set, or I would just frame them! Thanks for stopping by. Visiting from Vee's xo

Patti March 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM  

All gorgeous Sue! The butterfly is my fav!

Carol March 21, 2012 at 8:36 PM  

Beautiful, beautiful! I love the yellow of the flowers and the butterfly. Always good visiting you.

Kathy March 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM  

Lovely. I especially like the butterfly.

Linda March 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM  

Great Photos, I think any of your photos on the lefthand side column on your blog would make wonderful cards. So glad to of found you.

Jenni March 22, 2012 at 2:14 AM  

Hello, dear and cherished friend, Sue! Oh how I have enjoyed strolling through all of your recent blog posts... I had gotten so behind on my blogging and blog visiting while sick and recovering from pnuemonia.... but I am so much better now, thank the Lord! I am sorry to read that you were sick, too! You and your family are in my prayers a lot. Visiting your blog is like a breath of fresh air.....


Maple Lane March 22, 2012 at 5:45 AM  

So very pretty...The apples are my favorite.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud March 22, 2012 at 6:09 AM  

Your pics are beautiful! Got a chuckle out of the donkey on the sidebar too:@)

Coloring Outside the Lines March 22, 2012 at 8:55 AM  

All great pics, but I think the first two are tied for my favorite

Walking on Sunshine... March 22, 2012 at 10:01 AM  

Love the photos you chose for the notecards! AND I love your new header photo! Hope you're feeling better! Enjoy your day.

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint March 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM  

Dear Sue,
Just hopping over from Vee's ~ love them all but my fave is the butterfly/lantana ~ Also, I'm a new follower!

Denise March 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM  

Hi Sue,

What a LOVELY farm you have. It must be wonderful to live there. I was scrolling down your blog and saw your grandson's picture. So sweet -- our son's name is Will, too. He'll be 22 years old this summer, and is a junior in college. We love him dearly.

Your note card photos are fantastic. I think my favorite is the butterfly on the Lantana bloom.

Thank you for leaving a comment on my "Fences" post, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Denise at Forest Manor

GardenofDaisies March 25, 2012 at 1:54 AM  

You chose some really beautiful photos! What a great idea this was... I've enjoyed reading a lot of the blogs who participated.

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