Summer Solstice Begins – Celebrate Summer

Summer is here and Bird Girl couldn’t be happier! Hope you and yours have an awesome summer. Celebrate the beauty and joy that is all around us. Life is short. Time is fleeting. Savor every moment of your life.





About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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9 Responses to Summer Solstice Begins – Celebrate Summer

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  2. Su says:

    Chris, your daily photos and musings make me smile each time. Thank you!


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  4. Love it Chris. Happy Summer!


  5. Wow! I miss summer here in Australia. That’s pretty lovely.


  6. Bird Girl is a fabulous way to celebrate the longest day. I feel her blessing out here on the west coast. Happy summer to you.


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