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The Flowers of Home

By Geri Anderson

The Flowers of Home

I recently had opportunity to care for my mother's flower gardens.  Certainly it has given me a fresh appreciation of the hours of effort involved.  But I have also enjoyed their beauty--which varies by the time of day, the degrees of  light or shadow.

And, oh what pleasant memories accompany me when I walk my mother’s flower gardens. There’s the rose and flower garden with Mt. Lincoln in the background.

There are flowerbeds with spring flowers—like iris and spirea. There are mock orange bushes whose fragrance is heavenly when in bloom.

There is a talent in creating an outdoor space of beauty—and this yard has had my mother’s loving and talented touch for several decades, since before I was five.  (Certainly some time ago!--but I have no complaints--I became a grandmother Sunday---apparently another very fine joy of life!)

The rock gardens -- I remember my mother working in these in the early morning hours of lazy summer days.

One of my favorites--I love the masterful arrangement of colors, textures, flowers--altogether pleasant!

Simple asters.  Doesn't time in a flower garden calm our spirits and turn our thoughts pleasantly upward?

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