Phyllis’s Flowers

One of the pleasures of being back in Pennsylvania is the ability to visit my parents via a quick half hour drive on the freeway.    I paid just such a visit last Monday.

As long as I can remember, my mother has always had a garden.   Both the practical sort (vegetables – although I still can’t rationalize the choice of rhubarb); and the “pretty to look at” sort – flowers.   In nearly all of her flower gardens she has raised Iris and Peonies.   I enjoy both, but the Iris has been my favorite for a long time; even though their flowering season is brief, but glorious.   Both of these gems were in their prime blooming period on Memorial Day.

More importantly, I have my mother to thank for teaching me to take to time to admire the small details in nature such as a slight coloration on a white petal or the shape of a bloom.    Indeed this may have been my first introduction to the idea of slowing down and learning to be in the moment.

So take a few moments to slow down and enjoy some pictures of my recent visit to Phyllis’s flower garden.


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About Carol Page-Potter

I am a woman in the midst of reconnecting with life after the death of my husband.

Posted on June 2, 2013, in Pennsylvania, Photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Beautiful, Carol. Thank you for the peep into your mother’s garden and the invitation to slow down. Reminds me of a quote I read earlier this morning: “Still in a way, nobody sees a flower really. It is so small. We haven’t time and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.” ~ Georgia O’Keefe

  2. Love the flower pix Carol, and feel fortunate that all Don/I need to do is look over the fence. Jinny

  3. Beautiful irises and peonies. But what don’t you like about rhubarb? I just pulled Rhubarb Mini Cheesecakes out of the oven, and during our trip to Germany we were served rhubarb juice everywhere. What a great alternative to sodas!

  4. Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Crikey, I’m coloured-blind, but they are so vibrant, how good is this!

  6. Wow! I love your Mom’s garden, those flowers are beautiful!

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