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. 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. 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. 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. 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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  3. 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. 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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