Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Monday, September 6, 2010

Aunt Lorene's Garden

Every year in September we go to Glen's aunt Lorene's house for a huge dinner after the McGlamery cemetery decoration.  Aunt Lorene is a long time gardener in her mid 80's who hasn't slowed down!  When Glen and I first married she was so generous to me.  She divided beautiful white peonies with me that had been her mother's which stand on each side of my white arch today.  I also have hosta, a  lilac bush, vinca vine, red leaf canna and some elephant's ear she gave me.  While everyone is catching up on family talk I usually sneak away and see what's going on in Lorene's garden.  Would you like to come?

Finally a picture of the lady herself..on the move of course! 


  1. Looks like Aunt Lorene puts a lot of love in her garden and property.

    Love the name of your blog!

  2. Aunt Lorene has a beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing with us today :-)

  3. It looks like she sure does enjoy her plants! No wonder you sneak away to look at the garden! :)

  4. Had no idea her garden was so pretty....keeps me hoping to be like her when I reach my 80's! Thanks for keeping me inspired.. Love ya...