Friends Creating Beauty

The past two months have been a story all their own.  If I am inspired, I will write about them.  For today, I have something beautiful to share with you.  I’ve always loved being outdoors.  Especially in the warm weather like we have been having.  Since we live in Minnesota and it’s cold here much of the year, I look forward so much to the nice days when I can sit outside on our patio.

I asked my Mom to plant these flowers when I was eleven, in honor of a friend who had died.

When it was built four years ago it changed our yard so much for me.  We live on a hill and it’s hard for me to be in our front yard because my wheelchair is not safe on the hill unless I am on our patio.  I have loved flowers since I was a little girl.  I am visually not able to see much, but I can see color and I can see movement from the plants as they move in the wind.  I love going to the greenhouses with my Mom and choosing plants for our pots.

Our patio doesn't have many flowers around it yet, but it will soon!

Our friends who know of my love of beautiful colors and nature, especially birds, have given our family an enormous gift.  They are planting a beautiful garden around our patio so it is a place of quiet beauty for me.  I feel fortunate beyond belief to have friends who are so generous.  Many things are being discussed.  They are doing a fund raiser to cover the costs of the plants and beautiful birdbaths and feeders.  We may even have a Pergola built over it to protect me from the sun.  Rett Syndrome makes the heat really hard on my body.  I can’t control my body temperature very well, so shade is important.

I would love to have you visit the blogpage they created to share this garden project.  If you are interested in donating for it, the information is on their blogpage.  The garden is called, “Karly’s Spiritdances Garden”.  That is a story I may tell some other time.

Here is a poem that I wrote today.

This Moment

In Spring life becomes new again

It brings forth its’ song in the birds who return

bringing their enthusiasm to our ears

 

 

Creating shelter for their families yet to be born

their hopeful hearts driving their frenzied pace,

protecting,

busily nourishing their young

who will live past them,

doing the same

 

 

Plants that slept quietly underground through the long,

hard, cold months

emerge,

to remind us that life continues,

that we have today to enjoy

 

 

See the beauty

recall the memories

listen to the songs

they will live past each of us to continue on

and on…..

 

Much Love,

Karly

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    Sandy said,

    Karly,
    That is a beautiful poem! I love that you always remind us to live in the moment and to stop and take in the love and beauty that surrounds us everyday….most of the time we all forgt that! Thank you for your wisom and wonderous words!
    Love Sandy

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    Missy Millhouse said,

    Karly,
    It is so good to see you post. As usual your words are inspiring. As Tim Ward says “Karly has been an inspiration to all of us, now it is our turn to inspire her”. I hope this garden to come will be just that, an inspiration to you and a reminder of how much you are appreciated by all that know you and even those who have only read your words.
    ~Missy


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