Sunday, May 10, 2009

Oakland's Morcom Rose Garden - Mother's Day 2009

(c) 2009 K. Smokey Cormier (all photos)

I blogged last week about my visit to the Morcom Rose Garden. That day was cold, wet, and foggy. I went back today and it was warm and very sunny.

I went for a walk with my friend, Pat. Mother's Day. The two of us mothers. The two of us friends for a long time. We walked around leisurely and talked. Yes, often about our kids. But we also looked at the beautiful roses. There were many more people there today ... but it was not in the least crowded. This really is such a wonderful garden to visit when you feel contemplative ... or you just want to go somewhere with glorious color and quiet.

Those tightly closed roses last week are open now. All over.

We strolled down the Mother of the Year Walk, looking at names and dates.

There was no name filled in for this year. When does the name get applied? And who picks the Mother of the Year anyway?

Last week I didn't have much time to walk around. Today we walked all around. There were beautiful views everywhere! This really is such a gem of a park.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!! What a great job you've done.

After the garden we went to La Taza de Café around the corner on Grand Ave. Now, folks, neither of us knows anyone who has anything to do with this restaurant so this recommendation comes from honesty. It was scruptious! Nice ending to our visit to the garden.

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