Her Beautiful Green Thumb

Her flowers always bloom with colour where mine wilt-brown and fade. Her thumb is green, alright. She knows just the right light, angled perfectly by the compass, to allow the buds to bloom beautiful shades of vibrant colours.

I can grow herbs, and sunflowers. Abundance of colours are not my thing, sadly.

Parsley, basil, thyme, cilantro and budding yellow sunflowers give me half a green thumb. To her full green thumb. She’s a wise young Sardinian friend, always willing to help and educate.

I’ve tried and tried again to grow colour, but she isn’t accepting of me. Instead I photograph her beauty in the wild and potted in friends gardens.

Do you have a green thumb?

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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10 Responses to Her Beautiful Green Thumb

  1. Lovely photos Jennifer.

  2. niasunset says:

    http://photographyofnia.com/2012/03/02/abc-award/
    This is for you dear Jennifer, you can read on this link. Thank you, have a nice weekend, with my love, nia

  3. Jo Bryant says:

    Love these photos Jennifer..really lovely

  4. Woman says:

    The photos are fantastic!!!!

    I’ve got a green thumb. My sister is a plant doctor which is nice! For then I ask her all the questions I can and she loves that I take interest in what she does!

  5. Such brilliant colors! I am afraid I do not have a green thumb or the patience to garden, but absolutely love and enjoy the fruits of others’ labor.

  6. Debra Kolkka says:

    I have a green thumb, sometimes. I have grown 2 pineapples on my balcony in Brisbane and my pansies and geraniums do really well here.

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