Monday, November 21, 2011


My mother, 94, has been very sick. We thought she might not be with us much longer last week, but she has rallied. Still, she says she is not sure she wants to hang around much longer.

An avid nature lover, hiker, gardener, she has spent so much of her life trying to educate anyone who will listen about the birds, flowers, trees, rocks, and more. Two weeks ago, when she walked slowly on her canes around the garden, she pointed out every tree, bird, bush and flower and asked me if I knew their names.

This drawing is of the Jack-in-the-Pulpit. As a girl, I always loved it when she pointed to Jack, the stalk under the hood of his pulpit.


ACravan said...

The drawing is lovely. We will be thinking of you and your family. Curtis

TC said...

Arisaema triphyllum, spring, upward-spiralling, before the leaves have unfolded.

(A renewal prayer, in motion.)