Alzheimer's, Beauty, Joy, Life, Love, Nature

14 bouquets of spring joy

I first created and shared this post on June 22, 2014. I’m republishing it again on June 4, 2020, because today I have felt joyful after what has seemed a very long stretch of life without moments for joy. I am grateful for today June 4, 2020.


I cared for my Mom who has Alzheimer’s disease in her rural home for a year. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

One way I kept us both engaged and myself sane was to find activities that infused joy and happiness into our days.

In the spring, we gathered flowers from the backyard and nearby fields and created beautiful arrangements. These are some of them. Little natural works of art. It was a gift to enjoy the process and the results, which I’m delighted to share with you years after the fact.

Click on the arrangement and then on the arrow on the right to see the show. Enjoy!


With the exception of the the geraniums, the peonies, the cosmos and the daffodils, which were cultivated, all the flowers in this gallery of fourteen bouquets grew wild in the fields around Mom’s home.


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