Sunday, October 21, 2007

Legacy

My dad was a gardener, and he transformed much of the yard around his home into a welcoming habitat of growing things. He has passed, and the garden has begun its slumber for winter, but next spring, the garden plants will come forth again, renewing the memory of the person who planted them long ago.

There are things that will last long beyond the time that I spend on this planet. There are people that I will have met and enriched in some way or another. There are my children and the things that I was able to instill in them as they make their own way in this world. Then there is my work and whatever meaning those who view it may take from it. I'm scattering those things like seeds upon the earth in the hopes that those things will live long after me.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

4 comments:

Wanda said...

And they will James. What a legacy for your children. I think that will be so nice next spring when the slumbering garden is revisited! Lovely post!
:)

Kim said...

What a beautiful legacy he has left for all of you. I have a memory garden behind the house that my grandfather planted 45 years ago. While it has changed over the years from a sunny spot to a shade garden, that area still hold special memories, as there are a few plants he put there still remain. You and your family are still in my prayers James.

Anonymous said...

cool

Sheila said...

Your words are so true and reflect what I hope too. How wonderful that your father loved to garden. Can I see now where you developed your sensitive eye for all things natural? Thank you. I hope you are okay.