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So, I was taking Justin to Devereoux for his work rehab-Links program, when on the way I see 3 scarlet trees in front a of a neighbor’s house. They were simply gorgeous and I so wanted to take pictures of them. But I didn’t know these neighbors, not by name nor by sight. I didn’t think they would take it kindly if some stranger started taking picture of their home or yard. But I did think I could ask them and explain about my gardening obsession and my subsequent gardening blog.
Still I hesitated. I’m dreadfully shy. What if they thought I was a lunatic? Yes, I know darn well that I am one but I needn’t inform the neighbors of that fact. So, I wondered what you would think if I showed up on your doorstep with a camera in hand and said, “Hello, I’m Glory Lennon from down the road a bit and I spotted your beautiful trees and thought, if you don’t mind, that I might like to take a few pictures of them to post on my gardening blog. I don’t have to say whose trees they are, mention your name nor tell anyone where your house is if you’d rather I not do that. But I could if you’d like attribution. All up to you. What do you think?”
Would you pull out a shotgun before I got past hello or would you say, “Sure! No problem! Do what you like!” Really, tell me, I want to know!