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My photo subjects -- where are they now?

This past weekend, as I read and relaxed, I looked over at my huge aloe vera plant. It was such a tiny little thing when I bought it four years ago, and put it on this friendship greeting card.

Here's what it looks like today:

 

Can you believe it? Before and after! I'm happy that my aloe's happy. I'm sure it can't wait to get back outside when the warmer weather arrives.

One of my other photo subjects did not fare as well. Large, beautiful cherry trees used to line the path of my morning walks. I took many pictures of them, and used them for a blank notecard and a Mother's Day card.

 

Alas, those trees have been destroyed. A huge apartment building is going up where they used to stand. Why couldn't the developers try harder to save them, so they would continue to bring joy to everyone passing by?

I'm so glad to be able to capture moments -- whether they're around the block, or around the world -- so that you can enjoy them, too, in the greeting cards and art prints that I create. It's a chance to keep history alive. It may be just a tiny little sliver of history, but it matters to me, and I hope it matters to you, too.

 There's one more photo subject I want to show you, a sweet sign from Cafe 9 Catering I captured a couple of years ago.

Cafe 9 has moved on from this teeny tiny pop up to do great things -- just check out their yummy offerings on their Facebook page -- and a gelato stand is popping up in their old space.

 

I hope they have some great signs!

 

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Magnificent March!

We have been enjoying an early Spring warm up in the metro Washington DC area, and I'm happy to feature some new blossoming cards, and to reintroduce a few favorites which have been in stock for awhile.

 

Reston Cherry Blossoms

It's just about cherry blossom season at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC -- check out the National Cherry Blossom Festival -- but I found these lovely branches last spring in Reston, VA. I could hardly wait a whole year to show them to you!

 

 

Reston Forsythia

I found these lovely forsythia branches in my neighborhood, too.

 

 

DC Redbud Tree

Old City Farm & Guild in Washington, DC sells beautiful redbud trees -- they will be open soon for the spring season!

 

 

Double Cherry Branch

More delicate cherry blossom branches from the Tidal Basin.

 

Reston Star Magnolia

A lovely star magnolia flower in Reston.

 

 

Naughty Weeds

 

I couldn't help but take this picture -- dandelions were everywhere!

 

 

Crepe Myrtle Thank You

The crepe myrtles will come along later in the year, but they are so pretty, I wanted to include this one here, taken at the Wiehle Reston East Metro Station.

 

All of these cards are in stock and available online. Stop in and see the rest of our blooming cards and art prints, and follow me on Instagram (papertraveler)!

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