Weekly Photo Challenge: Local

This week, the challenge is to show us where your heart is.

“Local” to me is not so much a place as the people you know and experiences you have while being there.

Here is a garden dedicated to my son’s former third grade teacher, Mr. Winford. He died unexpectedly and it was so very sad. He loved kids and teaching. His eyes smiled when he spoke to his students. I feel lucky that at least my oldest son got to learn from him. Gardening meant a lot to Mr. Winford, so it’s fitting the school choose to honor him this way. 

I’m betting he’s still smiling as he watches these kids, having a quiet moment in all the chaos stirring around them on any given day. But here in the garden, they can stop for a bit, rest on the bench, and gather their strength and enjoy the beauty of this place. I know Mr. Winford would love that.

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Mr. Winford would appreciate this picture.

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But I think he’d like this one more! Mr. Winford is there right with them. That’s what I think!

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For more Local photos, visit the Weekly Photo Challenge site.

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