A Beautiful Life Post hosted by
the lovely Melissa Michaels at
The Inspired Room.
This post was written Thursday
evening...so all references to
"today" should be taken as
I was surprised to hear the door
open and close, as I was busily
writing a letter to a Senator who
seems to need a little
bit of advice...
unsolicited of course.
((insert innocent smile))
Nonetheless, there he was.
Our middle son, Mikey.
Done with one more day at his
We are all in amazement that
next week will complete his much looked
forward to eight weeks at
the famous Longwood Gardens!
It seems only yesterday we had fingers and
toes crossed as we sent out a portfolio and
application for consideration.
Since that day Mikey has dead-headed a
whole bunch of flowers, pruned,
planted, picked veggies, learned about design,
worked in greenhouses, attended several
field trips, passed his driver's
test, taught more than one person
that homeschoolers really are pretty normal.
A little intense,apparently, as the other
students wish he wouldn't be such a high achiever.
Most of them seem to view the internship as a nice
summer job. Mikey is intent on getting into
their two year program after graduation and wants
to learn absolutely everything he can.
He has taken some fun teasing for that.
Anyway, when Mikey came home today he brought
a treat...wait... make that two treats with him.
They learned about flower arranging today and
got to make two arrangements. He carefully
buckled them into his car and brought them home.
Take a peek!
This is an Oasis Style arrangement.
And then the more traditional style in
a purple vase.
So many types of plants and flowers.
The fragrance is amazing!
Would you not totally love to have the
flowers at your disposal that the workers
at Longwood Gardens enjoy?
What a total priviledge it has been to
learn more about this organization over
I am more impressed than ever.
Everyone is so friendly, open and willing
to share what they know or are learning.
I do hope if you get to our area that you
will visit these lovely gardens.
It does not matter what season, there
are things to love on those many acres.
Thanks Mikey, for sharing your lovely
flower creations. You make us proud!
To You, dear reader, I appreciate the
opportunity to share our experiences
with you. I might write if no one ever
came, but it wouldn't be half as much
fun, I am sure of that!
And of course, you know I am totally Hooked On Flowers
so I am linking in to Julia's "Hooked On" Party.
I hope you might check out other fun links there.