Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - Dad and Elsie

Dear God:

Today I am thankful for Dad and Elsie.

Sad. That's how I feel today.

I'm remembering two accomplished gardeners: Dad, who died two years ago today and my friend, Elsie, who died one year ago today.

Raindrops on roses -
Angel tears that match my own.

I miss you, Dad. I miss you, Elsie. 

For these blessings, I am grateful.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012 - Sunny yellow roses

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for sunny yellow roses.

The Rosa hugonis (Father Hugo Rose or Golden Rose of China) on the north side of my garden is in full bloom. Witness its loveliness.


For this blessing, I am grateful.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - Columbines

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for columbines.

The blue columbine is the state flower of Colorado. Alas, I don't think blue ones ever graced my gardens. Nevertheless, I don't miss the official  variety - the ones that emerge every spring in my backyard garden are as lovely as any I have seen in the high mountain meadows.

I shot the first two columbine portraits first thing in the morning after the night's gentle rainfall and the others later in the afternoon.

Although my mother dreams of spring lilacs, I think she'd love a bouquet of my columbines.

These are for you, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!


 For this blessing, I am grateful.