Monday, March 28, 2011

Garden Friends

Lavender in Mirror
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"However many years she lived,
Mary always felt that she should never forget
that first morning when her garden began to grow'."
— Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden)  

Looking Right
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

 "If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."
— Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden)


Jan and I have been celebrating each other’s birthdays for so many years now that it makes us laugh for joy as we try to remember when this beautiful tradition really began… On Sunday, it was Jan's turn. Jan loves the book "The Secret Garden", and so do I, which is probably why we find ourselves celebrating with little trips to garden places that inspire us in magical ways. I like that her birthday welcomes spring, and that my birthday welcomes summer. I like that we also meet at Christmas… and try to do an autumn meeting (at her husband’s suggestion a few years back). Four seasons of celebration…so lovely...
our very own Secret Garden of Friendship.


Happy Year to you, Jan!
Such a charming day of goodness!

 




Garden Inspirations
Photographs by: Karen Holmes  

4 comments:

Birdie said...

Karen, happy birthday to your friend. What a wonderful way of celebrating bdays, life ... I love lavender so much!!! The smell of it ... just ahhhhh :-) I hope my lavender survived this winter and that it will start to bloom this year ... have a wonderful spring days, sending so much love as much you can take :-))

karen-holmes said...

*good morning, birdie! so glad you enjoyed this garden visit, too, and also the lavender (here's to yours doing well...hope to see some pics!). love & spring joy to you, too! thank you! -xok.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

just lovely....

happy to see you at Farmhouse Kitchen

sending SPRINGTIME love,
kary and teddy

karen-holmes said...

*kary and teddy... springtime love so appreciated! love & joy in return, -xok.

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