Saturday, July 4, 2009

Grammy's Garden



Yesterday Stella and I got to hang out at my Mom's house for a while. Mom has had a rough couple of years and is finally starting to reclaim herself a bit. She planted a garden this year for the first time in a while. We spent some time wandering around, picking plants and flowers. Stella loved it. She carried around her little red bowl of goodies and was quite proud of her collection.
When we got inside, she wanted to place her flowers in a vase. Her first creation was so sweet and special. She wanted to make sure that each bloom had enough water so she placed them in carefully, upside-down. After a few moments, she took them out and put them back right-side-up. Watching her made me happy. Watching her let me pull myself right into the moment with her. She was so thoughtful and careful. Every movement was well planned and cautious. If only I could have more moments each day like that. Thank you little girl...for helping me remember to stop and smell the marigolds!



7 comments:

kendalee said...

Oh that is the sweetest thing! It's so true that children make us see things in such a different way, isn't it? Stella's logic is impeccable and not at all skewed yet by the norms of what's right and wrong in the world of marigold arrangement. LOVE it!

I also love all those bright garden treasures in that red bowl - so pretty!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Love these sweet moments.

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

So cute! What colorful photos, and that bee photo is great! Your daughter is adorable :)

Jen Hunter said...

{{{Stella}}}

She is such a gift Suzy-I miss her and herself! <3

Sandy K. said...

Just lovely. She's a sweetheart, and time with her must be precious. Thank you for following my blog.

Nenslens said...

The marigolds head first into the water is just PRICELESS!I wish you many more wonderful moments!

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gman's_mom said...

I loved reading this...how true! Glad you girls are having lots of fun! What a great time...to live, love and laugh...Hugs