I love gardening! And I like growing everything from seeds sown myself in a pot of dirt. I marvel at seeing a tiny sprout sticking its head out of the soil at first and I enjoy watching the plant grow like I do with my own child. I miss playing in the mud gloveless, pulling weeds between the rows of vegetable, watering the garden just before the sun sets. I am a sucker for bold and wildly colored flowers, the taller the better! In summer, the beauty of the crazy zinnias, the majesty of the showy dahlias, the daintiness of the cosmos and the towering height of the hollyhocks bring me to tears. I have been known to talk to my flowers and sometimes have serious conversation with them on subject I would not dare touch with humans... Hey girls! How are we doing today? Getting thirsty? You're looking mighty fine this morning! Hurray up, Spring ! Melt all that snow away so I can do my favorite thing in the world, lay on my back in the green grass, smell Mother Nature's perfume and watch the leaves in the maple trees contrast with the blue, blue sky ... Flower Girls Trio is a portrait of my garden friends as they talk to me... Aren't they adorable? Ah! Spring, pleeeeeeeease !!!