Friday, August 10, 2012

Finding Laughter

Earth laughs in flowers.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I loved that quote when I came across it,
and it seemed perfect for these roses
that grow in my mother-in-law's garden.

She's always been a flower-tender,
my mother-in-law,
with beautiful blossoms
and leafy green plants
growing in her yard.

Even at 86, she's still out there,
tending the flowers ~

Digging in the dirt.

And happy to be there
where laughter springs forth
from the Earth.

My husband's parents (who treat me like I'm their own)...
have been married 66 years! Precious, aren't they?

I'm taking part in Susannah Conway's

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Daniel LaFrance said...

Delicate and evocative to one's senses.

Terri Buster said...

Gorgeous flower- and what a lovely couple!

amber said...

Love that quote, I have never heard it before. The flower & couple are beautiful!

Relyn said...

That is one of my favorite quotes. And by the same man, I also love, "Do nothing without enthusiasm."

Kelly said...

I think having wonderful inlaws is HALF the reason I have a successful marriage!