i spent yesterday afternoon flower shopping with the most beautiful mamas on the block.
(minus one sister robyn who decided to ditch us for warmer weather and an ocean. the nerve! p.s. dear rob, bring me back a florida seashell, why not?)
we stratton gals come from a line of green thumbs and garden smarts. 
sadly, it might have skipped me...but i'll tell you...i know no greater peace and clarity then when my hands are pressed into the ground, hands covered and gloved with dirt. 
and that's got to count for something.
 even if my hands are covered in the dirt of a plant i just killed.

we walked around the place yesterday oohing and awing at pretty smells and soft petals...loading up our cart with baskets full of flowers for mom to take home and feeling awfully grateful for the sun, the simplicity of old timey flowers, and such quiet time to spend with each other.
i know i can speak for all three of sisters when i say we're beyond blessed to have such a mother.
one with patience and grace and a love for tradition and growing beautiful delicate things. one with the inclination to pass it all down to her babies to teach to theirs.
 and to me, even in this small way, that has got to be what this whole journey is about.

to learn. to grow. to teach.
happy happy mother's day!


  1. Aw, this makes me miss my mom even more! Happy mother's day to you and your mom!

  2. such a lovely post! <3<3
    i hope you have a beautiful mother's day...!

  3. Happy Mother's Day my sweet!
    Such beautiful ladies!

  4. What a sweet post. Happy Mother's Day! :)

  5. Aww Happy Mother's Day! Lovely flower photos :) :)

  6. Have a very Happy Mother's Day!! Such sweet pictures!!

  7. Happy Mother's Day to you! I've been reading your blog alll the way from Cincinnati and decided to finally say hello. So, hello! Have a great Sunday! :)

    Happy Mother's Day Katie!

  9. Gorgeously said....what lucky gals you all are. Hope you all enjoyed your mama and each other and all those blooms. Ahhhhh! Happy Mother's Day to you.

  10. Hi, passing through and your photos caught my eye. I´ll be back :)
    Lisa at www.majamyra.se

  11. you are so sweet! so happy i found your blog :)


  12. Oh, I love every spittin thing about this post. I love all of the faces. But that one on the far-right, up in the group shot? Well, I can't imagine ever seeing that face without my own breaking into a wide smile. That's the effect she has on me, your sister.

    Happy belated Mama Day!

  13. You have such a gorgeous family! There is so much love in these photographs! I hope you had a really happy mother's day!


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