My mom is a retired art teacher.
She has been interested in gardening ever since I can remember.
For the last ten years, she has really thrown herself into her garden. What was once grass has been claimed by bushes, trees and flowers.
I think her garden is essentially a living work of art that she is constantly nurturing. Whenever I walk through it, I get a feeling of peace.
I took the kids to Springfield to visit the folks this past weekend. I saw a butterfly flitting about one of the flowers, and got the urge to go take pictures of it.
Here they be! (click on any pic for a larger version)