My mom’s favorite flower was lilacs. I can’t smell a lilac without thinking of her. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! If you’re still blessed with a mother in your life, treasure the time you have left with her.
Crape Myrtle from my daughter’s backyard – a sliver of Creation.
“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.” ~Martin Luther
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler
My maternal grandmother was bedridden for over twenty years with a septic form of arthritis that took away her ability to walk. Her creative side kicked into high gear, and she created beautiful quilts, afghans, tablecloths, and bedspreads. I’ve photographed one of her vintage quilts in detail. This image was inspired by one of those photos. I’ve digitally re-patterned it, preserving the original colors of those fabric swatches. I call this new series “Quilt Seeds” because the images are exactly that – “seeds” of Grandma’s quilt, re-created into contemporary prints. Prints are available – click image for full details.