Monday, May 17, 2010

A Visit to the Arboretum

Last Sunday I was feeling a bit restless - so after church I decided to go to the arboretum for walk instead of going straight home as I usually do.  Luckily I had my camera with me.  The flowers are still just starting to bloom, but I can tell it is going to be fabulous in the next few weeks.

My favorite was the rose garden - I felt so close to the women in my life as I walked through it.  The yellow roses reminded me of my mom and Grandma M who both loved yellow roses.  The entire rose garden reminded me of my Grandma S who took such great pride in her rose garden.  There were even lovely lilac bushes to remind me of my great-grandma S who had huge, sweet smelling lilac bushes in her backyard.

How lucky I've been to grow up surrounded by women who not only love filling their lives and home with flowers - but who are willing to do the work to keep them growing and beautiful.  They all would have loved to walk through the arboretum with me.

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6 comments:

Nicole said...

gorgeous pictures! I remember those lilac bushes. My favorite time of year is when lilacs bloom. They smell so yummy!

Joanne said...

beautiful pictures. I love flowers!

Heidi said...

Great pics, Jam! Beautiful.

Maegan Beishline said...

That's so cool how the flowers made you think of the women in your life! That's really beautiful! And your pictures are gorgeous! That one of the yellow rose is outstanding!!!

cindy said...

i love your floral photos. they are just wonderful. i feel like i'm there right now! wish i was walking and talking with you about music :).

Jamie said...

Cindy- my trip to the arboretum was inspired by your trips to the Botanical Garden. One day I'm going to visit NY and convince you to give me a tour.

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