garden grows

just inches away from a leaf filled birdbath
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are lines of purple in vivid depth
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spent blooms reaching to a breezy beat
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vintage shovel standing watch over
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brittle pods of slender brown
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among the red and gray ...and red
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amazed by what is seen inches away in a garden after years of growth tended with love

we are off to visit a college
as my daughter will be making
that life choice in the next few months
but the garden will be here when we return

36 comments:

nancy neva gagliano said...

and the garden will be a lovely memory of home when she has made her college choice, is away, and is missing her mom.
how beautiful to see you in her.

suzyQ said...

You are both beautiful! I love your garden, and good luck looking for colleges.

gnubee said...

Lovely garden...but what's really beautiful is the two of you :)

koralee said...

Ahhh..you both are so lovely. My daughter is deciding where to go after Graduation in June as well...her heart is overseas...my heart will be very sad. Your photos are so so lovely. My birdbath is full of leaves as well.Happy week to you.

Char said...

oh what beautiful beautiful beautiful women. the most gorgeous reds of all.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Look at you both...just beautiful!

Relyn said...

First, I have to tell you that your new avatar is simply stunning. I love how clearly it shows us your beautiful face. And, oh... Your daughter! The first thing I thought when I saw her was, "NO FAIR!" That was in response to her hair, the color of which I've envied since second grade. My second thought was, "Lucky girl, she looks just like her Momma."

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Oh, ELK, this post touches my heart. You and your daughter are so beautiful. That is such a lovely, sweet photo. Good luck on the college visit!

patty said...

love the photos.. hope she finds another home... can't wait for you to come back! :)

georgia b. said...

wow.

S. Etole said...

How very blessed you are to have each other ... and how very beautiful you both are.

Mother of Three said...

this post is eye candy! wow what lovely images. you and your daughter beam in this photo.

ols1 said...

Aw she is beautiful like her mum. Gardens are a constant reminder of the beauty in our world - good luck with the college hunt.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What wonderful reds, the leaves and the two beautiful people in the garden. Going to college is such an exciting time for young people shaping their future.

Tracy said...

Such fun to see you & your beautiful daughter, Elk! What beauties you both are. :o) You know I've always wished I had red hair... Hope the college visit went well. Big choices ahead. I hope the journey making the choices will be all good. Such lovely photos in this post... I must go back and look again! Happy Week, Elk... Oh, stop by if you get a chance--I'm having a gift giveaway for Thanksgiving week :o) ((HUGS))

puna said...

Oh you two are beautiful!

Carmi said...

Clearly the roots that you have laid down for her will allow her to flourish as brilliantly as your garden has.

Happy, and safe, travels of discovery for you both.

Kamana said...

how lovely to see you both here together. such beauty in both, and such happy smiles.

Christina said...

hello beautiful~
ah yes," tended with love"
blessings~

spread your wings said...

beautiful photos of a garden tended with love and a daughter nurtured with love - the love clearly shining in each. what a lovely portrait of the two of you. you both look so much alike - really.
have fun college hunting.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

What a great adventure. Have a wonderful time!

SE'LAH... said...

Have a fun trip to college. Don't cry too much. Those tears of joy are known to sneak up on ya.

e.o.w. said...

the garden grows,
you Glow-
so lovely.

Oliag said...

The beauty of mothers and daughters and gardens...

elizabeth said...

that is a beautiful photo of you and your daughter! i also envy the red hair. :)

the purple and red leaves above reminded me of my favorite purple and red potatoes.

maccandace said...

Two beautiful redheads, you look so much alike. College is exciting, how fun for her. Gorgeous photos.

margieandkath said...

you look so much alike!!!! twins.

caramela said...

You are very alike, margieandkath is right- and you are both so very beautiful!- this is a special time, a special year- last night we also went grad-suit-shopping for my son- I have never seen my son in a suit (yes, not a hoodie-suit, just a suit...)he is soooo handsome (obviously!!!) I see those wings stretching my dear Elk- don't you?
Annamaria

suvarna mollerup said...

tended with love indeed, you two are glowing! Love these beautiful glimpses into the fall garden.
xoxo

suehenryphotography said...

Such a sweet portrait of mother and daughter -- a portrait to be cherished as your daughter takes important steps for the future.

Jewels said...

Oh wow, you and your daughter look alike! I love the texture in all of these photos - beautiful! Hope the college decision goes well in these coming months.

JFKlaver said...

I see so much of you in her. You both share the same beauty of your colorful photos. Have a safe trip and my blessings to you both.

deb said...

And I am thankful for you... for this space to come to.
And that photo just melts me.
These are tender years.

Tongue Trip said...

some writings move you,and this is top on the list. i feel exquisite tenderness seeing this post.

jeanamarie said...

happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

I absolutely adore the photo of you and your daughter.

xo

beth said...

the best of luck to you both...having a senior I know where you're at with all of this.....

I think my son plans on staying in town and attending the technical school for a bit before he can even begin to fathom the idea of being out on his own... somewhere "away"....