Thursday, September 18, 2008

Autumn flowers for Benjamin

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I've had a baby born in each season of the year. Exacto was summer. Fluffy was late spring. Hummer was my winter baby.

And Benjamin was my autumn baby. I fell in love with autumn after moving to Arkansas. Part of the joy of Benjamin's pending arrival last year was anticipating the enjoyment of recuperating and nursing him with the beautiful fall colors outside.

A few days ago Hummer and I raided Hobby Lobby and came up with this arrangement together. :) He picked out the enormous sunflower, which I absolutely love. Sunflowers are so cheerful, and have beautiful symbolism as well. The day we went to place the flowers the weather was breathtakingly lovely.

Hummer spent most of the time chasing the Canada geese that hang out there. Which was fine with me. I revelled in the chance to quietly arrange the flowers and to feel close to Benjamin. There is such peace in the place where he is buried. I'm so grateful to be able to visit often! BTW, Hummer came back in time to help pin down the moss. :)

So what do you think? Is the sunflower big enough to be over the top? What do you think of when you see a single sunflower?

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~Mama

8 comments:

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

When I see a big sunflower, I think of family vacations since we first saw them driving through Kansas on vacation. But now I think that I'll think of Benjamin.

OR Duck Fans said...[Reply to comment]

Sunflowers are my favorite flower. When I see sunflowers I think of my wedding. I was married in October so we had fall bouquets, which Merica made. They were beautiful. I love the bouquet you guys made for Benjamin. I am sure he is looking down and smiling. Lashelle

Mom/Nana/A. Nancy said...[Reply to comment]

What a peaceful post! I love the large sunflower. Sunflowers remind me of reaching heavenward--they like to follow the sun (SON). I love the pictures especially of Hummer organizing the moss.

Christian Baker said...[Reply to comment]

I think you look REALLY PRETTY next to the sun flower. Of course that would be true even without the sunflower, but I love the sunflower too! Chris

Andre said...[Reply to comment]

I agree that the cemetary is such a peaceful place. The flowers are beautiful.

Mom/Nana/A. Nancy said...[Reply to comment]

Looking at your post again this morning reminded me of the beautiful fall colors on the tree in the cemetary near Benjamin's grave. Do you still have the leaf I saved?

Jodi said...[Reply to comment]

I found your blog on a Sugardoodle link. I was interested by your blog name because I have five boys! AND....we lost one when he was 17. Your blog is great...I will come back again when I have MORE TIME! I am excited I found you!!! Stop by sometime!

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful Flowers. I also love the sunflower. I also love your new PJ backround. That is so creative.