Currently Blooming

On one of my recent visits to the hospital, my mother was asking about her gardens. It’s been six weeks since she’s been home, and a few things have changed.

The pansies are still blooming away,

Boxwood and Pansies

as are the violets.


The daffodils and peonies have been replaced with irises


and these interesting purple flowers, whose name I do not know.

Purple Flowers

The air is sweet with the scent of lilacs


and roses.

Pink Rose

Red Rose

The pink ones smell especially nice.

And while Henry and I walked around the yard today, we found flowers that had blown down from the tulip tree.

Tulip Tree

And of course, we picked dandelions and visited the creek. Because who wouldn’t do that?

Henry with dandelions by the creek

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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