Mar 5, 2015

a day in the garden

So I totally forgot to share some pictures my funny and talented friend, Jessie, took of my little fam this past fall. I was going through the pictures trying to decide which ones to print on canvas for the house and realized I never shared these here.

Choosing a few to print on canvas is next to impossible because there are TOO many great ones to choose from!!!

Maybe you guys can help me decide.

Here's the thing, Jessie came over one weekend to capture a typical weekend in the garden. And by typical, I mean just about any weekend when the temps are above freezing. Weekends are spent nearly entirely outdoors. Something my non-cold-weather-loving-heart has been longing for. I cherish our time in our backyard. Since we moved here just over a year ago, I have grown to love this space. Moving to our land and starting all over will be tough but my oh my, it will be good.

Anyway, back to the pictures.

So what's a typical weekend in the zellers backyard?

Bare feet. Always bare feet.

Sorry neighbors.

Girls on the tramp.

Something on the grill.

Time in the garden.

Chickens on the loose.

please notice the black cat on the right. no chickens have ever been harmed by the cat

Dinner on the porch, homegrown salads, dilly beans and sweet iced tea.

And more blessings than I deserve.

See, you guys. How am I supposed to choose a few. I want them all!!! Maybe I can do a wall wrap through my entire house. Would that be weird?

Jessie. You're good you. Words can never tell you thank you enough for the laughs you bring and the talent you shared with my family. I'll make sure to can a whole batch of dilly beans for you this year!

Thank you friend.

Also, I don't know if Jessie is booked for spring/summer/wedding sessions, but if you're interested in having her come document your family for a bit or looking for an amazing Tulsa photographer, check out her website or find her on instagram, @jessieleighphotos.

(I hope you don't mind the plug, Jessie.)


  1. That one at the grill? My fave of you two.

  2. Definitely one of you holding the tea. The sweeeet tea.

  3. You're right! They're all GREAT! Maybe you could do a big collage of all of them (sort-of like an Instagram collage... only better), and then pick a couple to enlarge by themselves. I know... still hard to choose!. :) If it were me... I would definitely get a HUGE one of the bare feet in the green chair. And also the one of all four of you (the one below the black & white swing pic). And the black & white of you and Eric. :)

  4. I am totally jelly of your garden. All this cold weather, sleet in snow here in Texas, has totally blown my garden love. My husband and I are expanding our garden, this season. i hope we get some good things out of it. Living in Texas, everything ends of getting burnt up due to the heat, and lack of rain. Sometimes i think we are just too far south.

  5. These are LOVELY!!!! And just received my little cards I ordered… LOVE them! Thank you! :)

  6. What a gift those pictures are! Amazing! I love them all, but my favorite is the one of you in the garden doing your thing and the girls to the side of you. Just speaks volumes to me!

  7. Really sweet pictures! Do you mind me asking where you got the lacey shirt that hangs lower than the flannel shirt? Love the feminine touch!


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