A dear friend invited us to attend the wedding of his daughter, Gina, last weekend. Without a doubt this was the BEST wedding from start to finish. We stayed in superb accommodations at PennState University in State College, Pennsylvania, where the wedding and reception took place. The bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, and of course there wasn't a dry eye in the church. We had great fun at the reception, where we ate far to much of the delicious food. And how I wish the exotic-looking flowers that decorated the tables grew in my garden. When my friend asked me if I would like to take some of the flowers home, you know my answer. I had a difficult time taking photographs at the wedding -- the lighting was all wrong for me and my camera. So on my return home, I carried the vase outside to my shade garden to better capture the beauty of the fabulous blooms.
I have trouble capturing reds and blues in bright sunlight, so I placed the flowers in the shade of the catalpa tree.
Here is a closer look at some of the blooms ...
|Velvety, Red Rose|
Almost a week later, the flowers still look gorgeous on my dining-room table.
I feel blessed and appreciative to have shared in Gina and Drew's special day. I will remember the beautiful celebration of love long after the flowers fade.
Summer has arrived at last! Enjoy your June garden, dear friends.
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