Saturday, May 14, 2011

Very Late Mother's Day Post

A Rose Garden.  Why didn't I ever take Mary Carmelita Paine out there?  Realistically, she did not spend enough time in our town to get her there, as she was usually driving straight-through to Nevada, stopping only long enough for a cup of instant Folgers coffee.  That woman had an iron constitution.  For the second year in a row, we have celebrated Mother's Day at the Russian River Rose Garden, a dazzling place at this time of year.  Of course, we wander and bump into each other, admire the blooms, and reminisce about MCP; my Mom, my kid's Gramma Mary.  We miss her.  Maybe she's touring the gardens with us?  We know for certain when certain mischievous thoughts enter our minds, or we trip over unseen obstacles, or a honey bee lands in our hair.  She is with us.

The Garden has heirloom Iris as well.  Oh.  It is easy to see God at work in a Garden, no?

A nice man helped me round up this crew, got them to bunch up, and took a photo for us!  Thanks!  No pinching, biting and very little grumbling.  Yay!

Glorious, I say.

And I am now up-and-running over here : The new blog is my "official & and professional" website for my art.  I am still learning the crazy wonders of Wordpress: I am here to tell you, it is slightly complicated.  So please visit, say hi, and be patient while I clamber up this learning curve!

Just wait, I say.  One of these days I will have an ipad.



Merry ME said...

Love, love, love the family photo.
THe new site is grand. Will follow it with great delight. Good for you to take your dreams to the next level.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous photos -- particularly the family one! Everyone is beautiful!

Tj and Mark said...

When was mother's day. LOL. I think I missed it so I enjoyed this late post very much.

Annie said...

Laura, that azalea is so pretty. I am nurturing my umpteenth azalea as I speak. I have a 100% failure rate. Poor things should never be allowed in my presence. This one is my daughter's and she is doing nothing to preserve it. Up to me to try yet once again.

N2 said...

Love the iris glowing from within, the bounty of roses, and, last but certainly not least, this great photo of the family. So glad you had a great Mother's Day! xoxo N2

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