Beloved – perennials represent the generations, and their resilient souls. Years and decades vary; beauty changes, grows deeper. It was interesting to see a photo someone took of my mother when she was very old. I did not see her age, even though I helped with her care, so much as see her spirit and soul grow stronger. Unconditional love.
Forget-me-nots – photo by Karl, June 2011
Daylilies – July 2017
For me, as perennials bow to rain and fade, they picture grace, acceptance, and resilience. They are beloved. I look forward to their new season in 2018.
Ellen Grace Olinger