August 15, 2009

My Mother's Garden...

My mum is in England visiting relatives until next Friday. While she's away and we're in Wisconsin, she graciously offered her home to us. I wake up every morning and go out to water her garden for her. It's like having her right here...almost.

I get to see the results of all her hard work this spring. The prettiest roses and lilies, the spent blossoms of her irises, fountains of phlox and a climbing clematis (and those are only a few). She also cares for her little feathered friends. She has three bird feeders in her yard and more than a few bird houses. My favorite is the bright orange gourd with sunflowers painted on it.

She has the sweetest tomatoes that are just now ripening enough to eat. A sweet kiss in the morning from my mother's garden. Second only to the mornings as a child when I awoke hearing her sweet voice.
Giveaway Update:
Sharon chose Giveaway Set #1 (The Grace Fragrance Set). Claudia chose Giveaway Set #3 (The Birds Nest Button Jar and owl pincushion). Marydon will receive Giveaway Set #2 (The Lazy Daisy Tea Towel and Ribbon Embroidery Pincushion Set). Congratulations, Gals! Your gift sets will be mailing out on Tuesday.

7 friends clicked here to leave a note for me: said...

I bet she'll love to see her garden even while she's away! I love that mosaic tool, looks cool! And it's nice of you to take care of her beauties. Sounds like you miss her a lot. Give her a call! Thanks to you and Grandpa for dining al fresco with us all yesterday. I hope the photo was a success. See you soon?

DeeDee said...

Wow I love your moms garden..I like how you make these photo mosaics too...great way to showcase several things...enjoy those tomatoes..the birds keep eatting mine..

Sharon said...

What a beautiful garden your mother has. I am sure it is a joy to walk in. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. Sharon

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a lovely mosaic. I would love to spend time in that garden. Enjoy.

Kathleen said...

Hi Donna,
I have had gardens on my mind too, love your photo mosiac! your blog is always lovely -thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

Love those pics together like that! It's gorgeous!!

A Fanciful Life said...

I absolutely love that photo montage! Nothing uplifts the spirits like flowers.
Sharon :-)


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