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Stopping To Enjoy the Flowers

I wanted to give you a photo update of my son’s Boy Scout Eagle project (at our temple), because this week it just looks spectacular and I remembered that I never updated on the blog after the first day of completion!

I thought it looked totally amazing on the day the installation was complete, especially because before, there was nothing in the temple’s front yard except for grass. See? Nice, huh?


Over the past few months (It was *just* springtime when this was all done!), we’ve been taking pictures at various stages of growth and bloom; I want to do something with the various photos for his recognition ceremony in December.

He’s received so many great compliments from the people at the temple; they tell him how much they love driving up and seeing the gorgeous landscaping, and that it’s really added so much to the grounds. He loves hearing that–who wouldn’t?–and still cares for it even though he’s off the hook, responsibility-wise. He drives by it often and if he sees some large weeds, he’ll pull the car into the parking lot and yank the weeds out of “his landscaping”. (Honestly? I do it. too.)

This past week, we were overjoyed that things were blooming big and blooming beautifully, just in time for the High Holidays. I made a mental note to go back with a camera, and did it this morning. Check it out!


I know. WOW. Still so proud!

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  • WeaselMomma September 30, 2009, 7:39 pm

    That is beautiful and you have much reason to be proud.

  • Mags September 30, 2009, 8:00 pm

    Oh how pretty! I imagined that it would bloom and fill in nicely, but this is way better than my brain could come up with. Indeed, you have a ton to be proud of.

  • Tara R. September 30, 2009, 8:55 pm

    Oh my! That is gorgeous! He did a fabulous job.

  • House of Jules September 30, 2009, 11:49 pm

    He's the bomb!

  • Mocha Dad October 1, 2009, 1:47 am

    I could never make flowers grow like that. I'm impressed.

  • Heather October 1, 2009, 2:29 am

    Those are AWESOME! He did an excellent job, Melisa! You SHOULD be proud!

  • PJ Mullen October 1, 2009, 6:22 am

    Sweet, excellent work. That is a great Eagle project.

  • Kat October 1, 2009, 7:14 am

    Gorgeous. Great project and you can be proud indeed.

  • seashore subjects October 1, 2009, 12:16 pm

    It is beautiful!

  • Eric October 1, 2009, 12:53 pm

    Outstanding.. So, can I have the number to the Scout Leader?? My yard needs a lot of work..

  • DaddysFishBowl October 1, 2009, 6:32 pm

    WOW, that's all I can say. It looks like a totally different place. That is awesome.

  • Anonymous October 1, 2009, 8:17 pm

    I'M SO PROUD OF HIM. He is a great guy (and so is his brother). I'm glad he takes such pride in the things he does. That shows great up bringing.

    Good family back ground. Give him a hug and a kiss from me.

    Grandma W

  • Michelle October 4, 2009, 2:54 am

    He did SUCH a great job. So very cool… and I love that he stops to pick the weeds. Any chance he'd want to stop by our house, too? πŸ˜‰

  • surprised mom October 6, 2009, 6:34 am

    WOW indeed! It's gorgeous! No wonder you're so proud!

  • sandra October 12, 2009, 8:52 am

    that is one pretty transformation!
    (actually, i think i've driven by)

  • Susie December 17, 2009, 10:23 pm

    That's so beautiful..even more beautiful knowing what went into making that. How incredibly special. There are so many positives from this experience, I guess that makes up for the rainy planting days. Thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!

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