Hi! Again it has been quite a season and i havent been here at all. Lots going on in our family. I havent neglected my yard or that which it contains. I have done ever so much weeding and trying to purge out plants that just havent done much or that they have tried to take over. Yeah one learns from experience. I now am at facebook and visit there several times a week. I have gotten my photography in several formats in the stores around my area. I have some in consignment shops and some others have bought from me directly. I was ever surprized when i walked into a mail store and saw she already had 4 card racks of greeting cards as well as other items such as keyrings, stuffed animals etc. So i still said hello, but realized she really didnt need anymore cards, but she said: "let me see what you have, i will make that choice". So i showed her my work and she loved it. She shared, she hadnt any photography of the area, and sure, she would let me sell my items. So i got an order together for her and assumed this was consignment. I went back about a week later and with a card rack to put my cards in. I gave her a invoice of the wholesale price just for inventory sake. She then said, how much do i owe you? I was ever so surprized and then had to do the math. (usually i have that done, but didnt think this was a cash sale). It was over $200. We discussed what she would like me to do 1-2 times a month (inventory of my cards). So i did and after about a month she wanted more cards. I got them together and it was about $70 and so this sale was over $300. I still do inventory there and now am going to rotate stock as i can tell what images are selling and what are not. Since autumn is here i will rotate more. I have had some personal sales as well...... So you know, never assume what you think might be, keep persevering and God willing you will breakthrough a dry time. Nicole Nanette
Feb 5, 2010 | 4:03 PM PST
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Hey i have been off this planet for almost a year and now am back, i surely hope to jump in more often. I just got back from the .99 store and went wild so to speak................ freesias, gladiolous, and all kinds of lilies. Now for the reason of THIS posting..... I got lots of seeds and sunflowers are not a problem, but marigolds or zinnias just dont like me and dont sprout much for me. I got some "different" flowers this time, any tidbits of information to help me of where, sunlight, water etc for these seeds........... I quit reading instructions for alot of the time it doesnt work for me............... WHO KNOWS... i can get stuff to grow here that shouldnt and stuff doesnt grow that should......so why am i about to ask this..................... so if anyone would enlighten me on these seeds of where, when, how, etc etc 1. forget me nots 2. sweet williams, 3. celosia (from seed), asters and lobelia. Thanks SOOOOO much! Nicole Ramirez 92019 zip code
I usually advertise on twitter but thought i would let ya'all know i sell greeting cards of flowers in my yard as well as insects, even some birds. Come and peek at the images............
i dont have much in seeds right now, but hope to soon. Gotta go out in the garden and harvest. I live in San Diego and its been over 90 degrees the last few days.......... I also have a book out and published and their are dozens and dozens of images of garden and what you find there. I entitled it "THE EARTH DECLARES" and the earth certainly declares beauty and the like, may us humans see it! it is a coffee table book and i do give free shipping when i ship to the united states. Any questions?? just ask talk to you later NICOLE
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My name is Nicole and since i was little, i almost can plant anything and it would grow. Now as i have joined a couple of groups, well i have found out many things that i cant grow......... . Mostly because of the zone i live in. I am a photographer too and photograph that which i plant and see in creation out there. There is so much beauty around us and yet we just keep building. Anyhow, i sell greeting cards from the photography i take, i also sell the pics in matted form as well.
I would just love to come into most anyones yard and look and see what they have gotten to produce and grow. Often i might glean seeds from the trip as well. I also noitice the pests or the effect they left. I notice nearly every bird, or at least the leaves moving where they be. Oh, one thing i dont like is to grow bulbs from seed. I can be so impatient. I want blooms and i want them now.
I have a pond and a pergola in the backyard. Many butterflies and dragonflies visit or take short vacations. Sometimes the birds eat those beauties, but that is life. I document what i see for cornell university and so can you. I have learned that i have had several birds out of territory, even rare pass through my yard. I have had so many caged birds frind freedom too, in my yard. Yahoo!
So if you dare, i would love to trade seeds, and even share friendship. I politely share, that i interpret dreams and am a prayer intercessor. I seek the Lord and dont throw rocks at others for believing differently. I can say, often i see fruit, see properity in areas of one life when they have been truly blessed.