Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Peace Garden And The Butterfly

My mom is a retired art teacher.

She has been interested in gardening ever since I can remember.

For the last ten years, she has really thrown herself into her garden. What was once grass has been claimed by bushes, trees and flowers.

This picture doesn't do it justice, but here goes anyway:

I think her garden is essentially a living work of art that she is constantly nurturing. Whenever I walk through it, I get a feeling of peace.

I took the kids to Springfield to visit the folks this past weekend. I saw a butterfly flitting about one of the flowers, and got the urge to go take pictures of it.

Here they be! (click on any pic for a larger version)


Strawberry Girl said...

Fantastic Shots!! Butterfly and Garden!


Some Guy said...


Fran / Blue Gal said...

you need to email me when you come to springfield!

And also let me know what you're looking for on graphics stuff we'll find somebody to match your needs. I know most of them, you know.

okjimm said...

good stuff. looks like years of love/work to me

splord said...

Gorgeous garden!

Anonymous said...

First read "My mom is a retarted art teacher"... I was confused as I kept reading, so went back up to the start of the post..

I like it better when I thought she was retarted. Just kidding, beautiful pictures..