A Mother’s Day Walk

May 11, 2014
Walking Through My Neighborhood
Total Distance: 4.48 miles

Hansen's Larkspur

Hansen’s Larkspur

In the Catholic tradition of Christianity, May is the month we celebrate Mary, the Mother of God. How fitting then, that Mother’s Day is celebrated in the same month.

Chinese House

Chinese House

Today as I walked through my neighborhood looking at all of the wildflowers growing here, I gave thanks for how blessed I am to have so much beauty surrounding me.

Farewell to Spring

Farewell to Spring

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms who are reading this. You are blessed!

Harlequin Lupine

Harlequin Lupine

Hail Mary: Gentle Woman, by Cary Landry

Foothill Sunburst

Foothill Sunburst

Gentle woman,

Common Madia

Common Madia

quiet light,

Fiddleneck

Fiddleneck

morning star, so strong and bright,

Vetch

Vetch

gentle Mother,

Blue Dick

Blue Dick

peaceful dove,

Valley Tassels

Valley Tassels

teach us wisdom, teach us love.

Twining Brodiaea

Twining Brodiaea

You were chosen by the Father;

Rose Clover

Rose Clover

you were chosen for the Son.

Pretty Face

Pretty Face

You were chosen from all women

Indian Pink

Indian Pink

and for woman shining one.

California Thistle

California Thistle

Blessed are you among women,

Popcorn

Popcorn

Blessed in turn all women too.

Phacelia

Phacelia

Blessed they with peaceful spirits.

Mariposa Lily

Mariposa Lily

Blessed they with gentle hearts.

Mariposa Lily

Mariposa Lily

Gentle woman, quite light, morning star, so strong and bright,

Bachelor Button

Bachelor Button

gentle Mother, peaceful dove, teach us wisdom, teach us love.Butterfly

 

19 thoughts on “A Mother’s Day Walk

    1. Janet Post author

      I couldn’t believe how many wildflowers there were once I really opened my eyes. There were more, but I ran out of space to go with the words. 🙂 Thank you for commenting!

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    1. Janet Post author

      Thank you, Ellen. I was quite surprised, once I really looked at everything, how many wildflowers are growing around here. 🙂

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  1. Michelle Simpson

    Beautiful Janet, I was going through my email while stopped for over 2 hours now Hbetween Stockton and Disco bay. It made me appreciate the scenery of the delta and also see the beautiful flower pictures. I enjoyed the prayer too. I went to the bay area to sing as an alumni in the Gospel Choir at LMC. Happy Mothers Day!

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    1. Janet Post author

      How great that you were able to sing, Michelle! That sounds like a lot of fun. The Hail Mary, Gentle Woman is actually a song we sing in church. Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

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  2. Dad

    And blessed are your parents who are lucky enough to have you as the mother of so many of their grand children.
    DAD

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  3. Daniel McCarty

    Happy Mothers day Janet. It’s amazing what you can see on a walk through the ‘Neighborhood’. I’m going to Santa Cruz, Carmel and Monterey next week. Let’s see what that neighborhood yields,………Dan

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  4. Kathy

    Janet, I enjoyed this walk around your neighborhood, looking at the beauties of spring. We don’t have any flowers yet, but it is finally spring. Are there any threats of wildfires in your area?

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    1. Janet Post author

      So interesting how our springs are very different from each other. No threats of fire yet that I know of. But I’m sure you know about the So Cal fires.

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  5. Patti Ross

    What wondrous images and matching sentiment. I enjoyed taking your walk with you. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today, as your visit led me back to you.

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