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My Friend, Velma


My friend, Velma, is a wonderful photographer.  I am struggling to select just a few of her photos as there as so many beautiful choices.



A dewy,perfect bell pepper!

Over the years,  she has expanded her viewpoints.  First, I loved her land and seascapes, and then  her wonderful vegetable garden photos.  She gardens in pots in a narrow isle

Homemade Salsa!

Homemade Salsa

between her house and her fence.  (Perhaps,in the spring, she will help us get our garden started too!)   She lives in the almost tropical climate of  the Gulf Coast so she has an extended growing season.

And, finally, I am absolutely loving her critters who visit her garden.


Can’t See Me!


Goggle Eyes!




Ben Franklin placed plants at the center of the country’s struggle for independence. He saw seeds as carrying the potential for economic viability and political freedom in the new world.  He corresponded with gardeners in America and Europe, exchanged seeds and experimented with them in his large and beautiful Philadelphia garden.  During the Constitutional Convention, delegates  held discussions under the mulberry tree in his garden and also exchanged horticultural tips.


About the Author:

I am an observer of our interesting world , sharing my passions and my outrages, and thinking of Incredible Ben, his amazing blending of a social and civic life with superb common sense.

4 Comments on "My Friend, Velma"

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  1. Velma Soliz-Garcia says:

    Love your blog! I truly appreciate being included as a guest on your blog! Truly an honor!

    Photography has been my passion and hobby for many, many years – 35-40 years at the least! I wish I had more time to dedicate to it! I hope and pray that I live long enough to enjoy my retirement and be able to devote more time to photography. For now, I carry my cameras with me everywhere I go and when I see something that captures my soul, I move on it!

    Lately, my garden is a recent addition to my list of hobbies – started that two years ago. I love it! Nothing like getting your hands dirty! It serves as a great way to de-stress after a long day at work or a weekend to unwind! I also enjoy the fruits of my labor!

    Thank you!

    Velma Soliz-Garcia

  2. Cam says:

    I hope you will let me post more of your photos…especially as you begin your garden for the spring…Take lots of pics!

  3. Saira says:

    Lovely pictures! The first one is my favorite–I love the low clouds and the indigo sky.

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