Lesson 1414 – Mom’s Garden


When my mother was in hospice, I would go around the building snapping pictures of flowers from the many arrangements found in rooms and hallways. I’d bring the photos back to my mom to show her while she was confined to her bed. We had a running joke that my photo collection was “mom’s virtual garden.”

I’ve always been taught that when you find a penny it means that someone in heaven is thinking about you. My mother is now gone, but I find myself drawn to taking photographs of flowers.  Perhaps it’s the colors, the beauty, or maybe I’m just adding to the virtual garden, but whatever the reason is, when I see flowers I think of my mom. And that’s not such a bad thing.

Please enjoy these as much as my mother would have.



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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Filed under Inspiration, Personal, Points to ponder, The Family

5 responses to “Lesson 1414 – Mom’s Garden

  1. Beautiful pictures! What a lovely way to remember your Mom. I’m sure she would be pleased.

  2. Richard Churchill

    Beautiful post. Thank you.

  3. Lovely post and lovely photos. Keep going with that virtual garden. 🙂

  4. Margaret-Elaine Jinno

    love the views. planning on making a virtual garden also, then I can enjoy what doesn’t grow well in my yard. lol

    • Wendy Thomas

      I’ll be adding to my mom’s virtual garden during our border to border walk. Stay tuned for some of NH’s finest flowers.

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