Monday, May 10, 2010

a mother's day

  apple tree, peach tree, oregano for the medicine garden, and new ever-bearing strawberries

garden work

garden love


cutting flowers to bring inside

filling birdfeeders

making nectar for the hummingbirds - they've been spotted

hugging babies that smell of dirt and sunshine

"Happy Mother's Day, Mom," says little Madd.  "And happy living every day." 

a mother's day is a very fine sort of day, no?


  1. Such beauty. I wish our weather would have been nice enough for garden work; it was my plan...but too cool. We got lots of work done inside though. Oh, and that last picture - it makes my heart long for a sibling for Isaac. <3

  2. Very fine, indeed.

    Do you have any recommendations on books for learning about medicinal gardening and medicine making?

  3. MJ-
    My very favorite herbal is Jude's Herbal Home Remedies. It's practical, and has lots of different recipes for lots of different ailments and home stuff. I love it because while many things I do not have access to (living in the desert of the west) I can find a substitute recipe or plant in the book.
    It's practical, easy, and very, very helpful for me.

  4. such sweetness!! looks like a lovely day!

  5. A Mothers day is special, I loved having loving thoughts from my three children, cheers Marie

  6. Beautiful! I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day. :)

  7. Happiest mother's day stephanie ! and yes! here's to happy living everyday! (as it should be) :) loving your beautiful garden pictures!

  8. Oh, speaking of medicinal book out based on BBC series of same name::

    Grow Your Own Drugs: Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies and Beauty Fixes



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