Thursday, August 5, 2010


Bee covered in pollen, Hibiscus flower
(Please click on any of the images to enlarge them.)

I've just returned from another trip to the East Coast to visit family, my roots if you will. My siblings and I inherited the gardening gene from both Mom and Dad. They always had vegetable gardens, grapevines, and plenty of flower beds when we were growing up. I think back and recall that they had 'garden rooms' before 'garden rooms' were invented/coined/developed.

Mom, who inspired me to garden as a youngster, is my hero, as she bravely and boldly battles pancreatic cancer. Part of her tenacity shows as she refuses to stop gardening, weeding, and harvesting her vegetable garden while chemicals course through her, a brutal effort to stem a growth that is relentless.

She continues to find beauty every day in all that surrounds her.
Here are some of the images of those things.

Rose Hips

Mourning Doves


Seagull Sipping


'Buck' Moon (Algonquian name)

Wishing you peace and love,


  1. My dad is my garden inspiration. He always had a garden!

  2. Beautiful photos as always. Your mother is an inspiration. Hugs to you all.

  3. Hi Aerie-el,
    Wow, you live far away from where you grew up! I'm glad you got to go visit. Nice photos!

    Thanks for warning me about the Canadian geese. I don't like them coming near us anyway, but I'll let my daughter-in-law know what you said.

  4. So sorry to hear about your mother. So glad she can find beauty in every day life - having a positive attitude is so important when it comes to fighting cancer.

  5. This one seems to be incomparable as it creates such a profound response in so many people.


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