By: Kim Charles

Pam Merrill finds joy among her ever-changing gardens.

"We live in a rural setting in Sheldon's Grove, Illinois. The landscape consists of 12 gardens on approximately 4 acres planted with flowers including many native plants and raised beds for vegetables, including a prairie behind the home. Large native sandstones accent the perimeter of the flower beds. The gardens never fail to bring new experiences each day, whether it's capturing the many varieties of butterflies, wildlife, or the gift of a beautiful flower on camera."

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