A Poem from a Mother’s Day Ride and some pictures


I had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. Saturday morning, I spent gardening. I planted the pumpkin, lettuce, kale, zucchini, and cucumber seedlings in the greenhouse. Then, I spent Saturday afternoon enjoying my middle granddaughter’s 4th “Spiderman” birthday party. Sunday morning included my oldest daughter and the rest of the grandkids, then my son called me for a nice long chat. I was spoiled with new blue-tipped eyelashes for my car, candles, a plant, and flowers. Later that day, my husband and I took a Harley ride with the youngest daughter and her husband.
I only wrote two poems on this ride to Lake Bullards, since I was too busy taking pictures and simply enjoying the moment. The day ended with the first BBQ of the year. I still haven’t gotten back to writing like I should, as the birthdays and events continue, but the memories being created are worth it.



Lake Bullard with my youngest daughter, Danielle, her husband, Paul, and my husband “Creator of the Magical Trail”. You’ve met Danielle here before on this blog. Today is her birthday! Happy Birthday, Danielle xo

Here is one of the poems I wrote:


Hands of the oak trees

Reach down from the steep hills

For a quick high five as we pass

Welcoming us back to nature’s home

Under the blue skies lit by a glowing orb

The wind carries back my gratitude

And it disperses my love

To the shades of green lining the peaks

And the tall, round, and coned vegetation

That surround these generous trees

The beauty seems to go on into eternity

On our magical Mother’s Day ride

With the hands of oak trees greeting us.

My kids. The first picture is from last Christmas, and the second picture is from a Christmas a long, long time ago…




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I will be silent here and on social media from May 24th-June 1st because I’ll be on vacation. So no blog next week. I will try to check in, and post a picture or two. I’ll be back on June 2nd with June’s book reviews.

Embrace your inner child with the magic that surrounds you. D.L. Finn

30 thoughts on “A Poem from a Mother’s Day Ride and some pictures”

  1. Lovely moments captured so well Denise! Thanks for sharing them and your poem is saying it all about your excitement! Enjoy your vacation.

  2. So lovely…the smiles, the sentiments, all rooted in magical love. Thank you for sharing the poem and the joy-full moments with your children. Beautiful! ♥

  3. What a beautiful poem – the oak trees giving you a high five as you pass is such an incredibly expressive visual, Denise! Wow!! And never feel guilty for time spent with family over writing. This is the busy time of year. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks, Jan. Oaks have always seemed to have personalities to me:) No, I am completely grateful for the time I get to spend with them. It’s much harder when they are adults to get it, so you are right it is the priority. It is the busy time of year, for sure.

  4. Hi, Denise! I’m so happy you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. Loved the pictures and the poem. You never sieze to amaze me. We’ll be going on vacation around the same time. Have a great time! <3 xo

    1. Thanks, Vashti:) How fun to be taking vacations at the same time. I love getting a vacation in during May. I am way overdo for an ocean fix so that’s where we’re headed. Hope you have a wonderful time and get to relax and enjoy!

    1. Thank Rob! Oak trees have such a personality to me and that day more so. Glad you felt the wind it was a great day to join us.

  5. I’m glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, Denise. Have a nice vacation! I’ll be watching my granddaughter for 10 days when my daughter and SIL go on vacation in June.

    1. Thank you, Miriam. I hope you day was wonderful, too. What a gift you can spend some time with your granddaughter! I love those moments when you can just enjoy them. I am helping out with my older grand-kids this summer and I’m looking forward to that. Lots of swimming for us I think:)

  6. Lovely family photos. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

    I just subscribed to your newsletter. I couldn’t read the text on the box I checked (my vision isn’t good and the blue and yellow kind of blended together) so I’m really looking forward to seeing what I agreed to!

    Enjoy your vacation!

    1. Thanks, Staci we did:) I have issues trying to read blue too. Especially in distance. I’m happy to have you with us on the newsletter:) Yay!

  7. What lovely images, poems, words, and memories, Denise. But what about the blue tipped car eyelashes? No photo? 😉 Since I have a blue car, I’m dying to know. LOL. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan! My car has had eyelashes for a few years. First they were pink, then black and now blue-tipped. I get a lot of giggles and waves!

    1. It was an amazing day, Pam:) Thank you! High five right back to your inner child. I’m really looking forward to this vacation!

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