My Mother kept a garden......

Deborah McGrath

Joined February 2009

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My mother kept a garden,
A garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
That gave my life it’s start.

She turned me to the sunshine
And encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem…..

And when the winds and rain came,
She protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I’d need to stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example
Always taugh me right from wrong –
Markers for my pathway
That will last a lifetime long.

I am my Mother’s garden.
I am her legacy -
And I hope today shee feels the love
Reflected back from me.

Author: Unknown.

This beautiful poem is from a little book I have called “For Mother” from Axiom Books. It is full of lovely quotes and poems.

The texture for the background of this image is from the cover which is handmade. The paper was produced from mulberry trees with real flower petals and leaves embedded in the paper.

The image is of a rose bud just coming into bloom and other buds getting ready to burst open. It was taken with my Sony A200 DSLR and Sony 18-70mm lens.

After combining the two, I then overlayed them onto a larger transparent background. Then I used my dropper to get a colour sample from an unopened rosebud to colour the top section before adding my text. This was all done using Photoshop Elements 7.

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