growing up with beauty

Friday, August 3, 2012

Every time I return to my parent's house in Minnesota, I am struck by the fact that I grew up in the midst of beauty.

My mom, an artist, doesn't leave any detail to chance.

There are refreshing spots for birds to bathe,

and calming retreats for visitors to rest.

The rustic garden is always lush and fruitful,

and little surprises peak out, where you might not expect them.

Vibrant colors are eveywhere.

 Even out-of-the-way corners are accounted for.

Thank you, Mom, for making my childhood beautiful.

 And thank you for welcoming our family back to this refreshing lovliness every year.


Peter and Nancy said...

What a creator of beauty your mom is! It's so neat to see how you value it (and her), too.

Naomi said...

Oh my it looks just like My Mum's garden back in England!! I have had such trouble growing anything here in North Carolina and I long for those beautiful English garden's!! She is very talented.

How about a picture of you and her in this beautiful garden ;)!!!

Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your childhood.

No Greater Love said...

Wow...that is absolutely beautiful. :) I love these pictures....Your mom is definitely an artist.

Nikki said...

Beautiful!!! Looks like an amazingly peaceful place to relax!! Where at in Minnesota if I may ask?!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Wow...that really IS beautiful!

Serving the King said...

GORGEOUS!! And yay!! I can comment now!! :) Hugs to you sweet friend!

Rebecca said...

Lovely! Reminds me so much of my mother-in-love. It's a blessing to behold. Wish I had the time to do it myself.

Anonymous said...

OOOOH my goodness! What a beautiful place of rest!!!

Sally-Girl! said...

Awww! How lucky for you! How sweet for her!!!

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