We have been anxiously checking the weather channel for the past week, because our big garden scene was scheduled for today. The last three days were cold and drizzly, but the weather people said it was going to clear. And thank goodness they were right! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day if we had special ordered it. The sky was a beautiful blue, and the temperature was at that perfect spot where you don’t quite need a jacket, but you don’t have to worry about sweating.
Reese’s Plants delivered a truck full of beautifully flowering plants, and our art department arranged them to create the illusion of a garden in the full bloom of summer – it was gorgeous! It was so convincing that the surprised bees and butterflies flocked to our area. The butterflies were a welcome addition to the shot, whereas the bees caused several “cuts” when they became a little too interested in our actors.