“I was standing by the window on one cold and cloudy day, and I saw the hearse come rolling for to carry my mother away.”
That was so many years ago – almost 34 to the day that my mother died – but the words came back to me and brought tears to my eyes as I sang along with the artists in the Lyons’ garden today.
”Can the circle be unbroken Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye. There’s a better home a-waiting In the sky, Lord, in the sky.” What a trip to spend some time in the best gardens in the area and hear the best musicians.
Suddenly, I remembered that California preacher who said the Rapture would occur on Saturday. Heck, I was in heaven already – visiting with my gardening friends. Could it get better than that? I don’t know how.
What I really loved is the lattice they have surrounded their little seating area. They studded it with stained glass in some of the squares. What a great idea.
Tomorrow, I will get up, determined to shape up my own small garden.. and I’m not turning on the television all week long.