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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

       Berni's Garden

We spent two months in Colorado Springs, Colorado this summer.  We were very fortunate to be able to stay in our friends, the Egge's, beautiful home while they were spending time traveling to Alaska and Canada. Berni and Geoff are quite the gardeners.  Their yard is beautiful and full of flowers and fruit trees.  Berni also has amazing collections of things that she has gathered from all over the world.  The tin rooster in the painting is one of the many tin items from her tin collection.  This 8"x10" oil painting is from a photograph that I took in Berni's back yard.  There were so many beautiful things to photograph.  So don't be surprise to see more paintings from Berni's back yard.  Our son and his family also live in Colorado Springs. So we were able to have many wonderful and exciting adventures with them over the summer without being under their feet all the time.  It was great to be able to spend time with them during the day then return to the sanctuary of the Egge's home at night.  What generous friends the Egge's are.  Thank you Berni and Geoff for sharing your beautiful home with us and making our dream summer possible.
Phillis Holland

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