Saturday, February 28, 2009

Owen's Day

2/28/98
Owen's Day

His memorial tree is just across the street.
I watch it grow.

I refilled the feeders and set out some dried fruit.

I bundled up and sat with the birds.



It is time to pack up February.
It has been a fine month.

37 comments:

scienceguy288 said...

Great photos! The colors and crispness are amazing!

MaineBirder said...

Brilliant colors an sharpness!

Good job!

Aluajala said...

February was a fine month indeed. And as it is over today, we can now officially celebrate spring. It is almost a month till we have real spring here but I feel its coming already. Sun shows up more frequently and birds started singing in the forest! I see you have lots of wonderful birds in the garden too. Lucky ones I must add as they don't have to search for food covered with snow - yummies wait for them served )

Cheryl said...

Beautiful photograph of Owen's tree....holding treasured memories within it's branches.....speaking to you when you are in need......

it is lovely to see your birds again .......showing us Sherry's world.....a world of much beauty and softness.....

I love your spinning wheel, she is so special.....I can see why you belong.....I shall enjoy watching you work with her........

Deb said...

Sending warm thoughts your way on this "Anniversary of the Heart"
Hugs
Deb

The Things We Carried said...

gorgeous shots!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These photos seem so peaceful Sherry. They are just beautiful. I wish I could capture their essence with watercolor.

Sue said...

Sherry,
I haven't known you long enough to know who Owen was, but I'm glad you have the tree to remember him by. Lovely pics!

Wendy said...

Dear Sherry, I am holding dear Owen in my heart.
Hugs and blessings

marmee said...

loved the photograph of owen's tree. what a great way to remember him by planting a tree. that's is what i want done for me one day.
the birds are sharing memories with you and their watchful eyes.
it is always so nice to see their colours against the snow. thanks sherry

Mel said...

Querida Sherry,
Un abrazo enorme, febrero acabó pero la vida continúa.
Besos,
Mel

Gardeness said...

Ah Sherry, his tree is lovely. First visit to your site and I couldn't help but dig deeper for the history behind this post. My heart aches for such a loss. I'll hold my little guy a little closer and longer knowing your story.

MNGarden said...

There is one sure thing I know. Although separated by death, we continue to love them. Your photos are as rich and vibrant as your love.

Mary said...

Hugs, Sherry.

Sue said...

I went back to last year's tribute, and saw that Owen was your grandson. I want to send my sympathy.

Kelly said...

owen's tree is so beautiful! i always remember when i met him at tara's graduation. i fell in love! his smile made me sooo happy. hug hug hug to you.

Q said...

Dear Scienceguy,
Thank you.
Looking forward to Africa. I just love your trips.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Maine Birder,
Thank you.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Aluajala,
March is being fickled but I would say Spring is here...we could easily have snow again but it will not stay around very long. I just do not want an early spring and than have ice!
Happy Spring,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you.
I feel your care and love.
Namaste,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Thank you.
I love that, "Anniversary of the heart." Yes it is, very much so. You have celebrated many of these with me...
So kind of you to be here for me...
Thank you.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Things We Carried,
Thank you.
There are many Cardinlas at the feeders. When it snows the deck just fills with birds.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Thank you. The personality comes right through. This pair of Cardinals know me.
I think of them as friends.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Sue,
Owen was my Grandson.
He lived 4 1/2 years. He was a cutie!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Thank you!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
When I post a photograph of the Cardinals I think they are "speaking" for me!
I too would love a tree plated for me....somthing that blooms for the butterflies...and bees.
Thank you,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mel,
Thank you!
Hugs to you,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear GArdeness,
Thank you for doing a bit of research...
I have posted birth and death anniversary posts for Owen each year. I have done that for my sister and my parents too.
Deb calls them, "Anniversaries of the heart."
I love that...
Sherry

Q said...

Dear MNGarden,
Thank you. Love is our connection.
Thank you,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Thank you.
I do the best I can. Thank goodness for the birds they get me through every winter.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Sue,
Hugs!
Thanks.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Sue,
Hugs!
Thanks.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Kelly,
He was so happy.
Hug your little ones for me.
Hugs,
Sherry

orb said...

thanks mom, i love you!

Q said...

My Dear Orb,
I love you!
Miss you too.
Hugs,
Mum

heather h. said...

Thanks for the photo of the tree.
I love you dearly!
Heather

Q said...

Dear Heather,
You are welcome...I watch over Owen's tree. It is my honor to do so.
Maybe you will e-mail me a pic of your new little one?
Love and Light,
Sherry