Patio Years Ago


I loves moms garden. She was an avid gardener her whole life and this is how I remember her place. So beautiful.. buzzing with bees , butterfly’s everywhere.. raccoons, squirrels, hummingbirds.

Moms words: this is a photo of our front patio area, taken many years ago, before we had our Labs and before the “online addiction” began and arthritis set in : ) and was really into gardening, especially lots of annuals, as can be seen here.

After the arrival of the Labs, we now just plant mainly perennials which seem to survive anything, plus the dogs are older and don’t wander into the garden area anymore. But we focus a lot on planter tubs and hanging baskets now anyway.


Blue Petals, Raindrops and Moss


i love this picture. Mom had a beautiful garden. I can just picture her sitting with her camera .. window open..waiting for the birds etc to show up. So happy she had so much pleasure from her photography hobby:)

Moms comment:

blue petals, raindrops and moss, beside and in our little lilypond. Captured from the open front window with telephoto lens as I was waiting for the hummingbirds to stop by 🙂
the blue flowers and petals are Johnson’s Blue geraniums (true geraniums) – otherwise known as Cranesbill. A perennial that gives us so much pleasure year after year.