"I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?"
~ Mother Teresa
Our oldest son sent a Mother's Day card, telling me to "Take the day off. Smell some of the roses."
When the color swirls over the petals as it does in 'The Disneyland Rose'- scent is an option
Particularly if your garden is like mine, a living perfumery.
A niece bought her first home. Soon, some of her grandmother's purple iris will be shipped her way.
The trumpet vine taught me to never give up on love. It died. So I thought. Evidently, not.
An old bonsai pot taught me to think twice before giving in to my urge to purge. The shallow pot is under the cascading Hatiora gaetneri- the spring blooming Easter Cactus. Tracing its ancestry back to on-high in Brazilian tropical rain forest trees, if it can be hybridized for a longer bloom season, perhaps the new cultivar might be named 'orchid cactus'.
This year, the backyard is a bit chaotic. Just as life can be. Just love it. Work at it. Live in the moment- but with a plan.
Linking to May Dreams Gardens world wide garden party.