52Photos :: stripe

my 52Photos capture

A beautiful day, 2 gorgeous daughters, 2 rambunctious dogs and 2 hungry horses. That's all it took to get this photo of stripes. When my hosta plants start peeking through, I know that Spring cannot be far behind. It gets me excited about the prospect of all the other plants sprouting and growing and blooming. 

The stripes on this hosta are a nice contrast to the traditional green ones we have. The green hosta's are very special to me though. They were here when Gordon and I moved into Mamaw and Papaw Wright's home almost 13 years ago. I have divided and divided and divided those hostas and they keep growing. I take it as a metaphor. They met and fell in love and because of them, we have Papa {and Nana} and that brought Gordon into my life.

So, may those solid green hosta's continue to grow and thrive. But, I do like these stripey's, too. They're from Nana and they are strong growers, too.

next week's theme


the wrap-up

I had the most fun I've had yet. It was warm and breezy and the girls and I were outside yesterday afternoon. I had originally thought to take a photo of the dividing lines on the highway, but wasn't quite sure how I would do that without serious injury. 

I've had a few people ask about what I'm going to do with my 52Photos collection. I have a few ideas and just need to make a decision. 

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  1. I love Hostas too, and that's a lovely story behind yours. :D

  2. We are still weeks away from any hint of our hostas - but I'm happy to live vicariously through you! GREAT photo, Monika, as always :)

  3. I don't think my hostas have quite dared to poke their little heads through.....but hopefully soon. I'm SO tired of winter, like everyone else in the northern US.
    Love your story and LoVe the photo! TFS!

  4. I'm a new follower from the Twinery!

  5. Stopping by from the twinery!

    Love your photo- a great challenge and a great story :)

  6. amazing texture captured in your photo. The twinery might have sent me, but I've been a follower for some time now :)

  7. WOW your photos are stunning!!! The Twinery sent me :)

  8. Coming over from The Twinery, but I was already a follower of yours!

  9. ohhhh... just love your blog and etsy shop! found you from The Twinery and looking forward to getting your blog!

  10. Gorgeous shot, Monika! I'm so envious--we still have snow on the ground (although it's actually starting to melt!)

  11. I'm a new follower, thanks to The Twinery's recommendation. You've got ADORABLE things and such cute ideas!


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