Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mother's Garden

To celebrate Mother's Day I usually take my Mother flower shopping. This year we were at the graduation in Lubbock, so today was our Saturday to shop. After a pancake breakfast (Yum!), we headed to the first garden center..
to buy one thing.. Well, that "one" thing turned into a cart load! My Trailblazer was rather packed, but on we go! The next stop again filled a cart. Mother didn't think there was any way we could fit all the plants into my already full SUV, but I found a place for everything.
Back to Mother's we go to plant our goodies. Everything looked so pretty when we were finished. Not as pretty as it will look in a few
weeks, but pretty. The best thing we put in the garden though was not even a plant. It was a sign my sister painted for Mother for Mother's Day. It is the focal point of the backyard garden. How special for Mother to be able to look out at her beautiful flowers and see this special gift.

There are things in our life that are priceless...this garden sign is one of them.

"You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place on earth."
D. F. Gurney


JenningsJunk said...

Congratulations on getting everything loaded and unloaded. The garden pictures are amazing. I love the sign, that's a such great gift and y'all have complimented it well.

misterreereeder said...

Looks like you and your mother had a fantastic weekend. And y'all did a great job in the garden that will payoff for weeks to come. Great job ... or was it fun????

Anonymous said...

Well, I must say that the sign is indeed the focal point, gee what a talented artist your sister must be. Wow, you sure are lucky to have such talent in the family. The garden is really beautiful, good job Linda.

Your extremely talented and obsessively modest sister (teeheehee)