Monday, February 02, 2009

Celia’s Rainbow Garden

Terry and I went to Celia’s garden with our friends, Rollie and Sharon Vander Zyl but we didn’t bring a camera. (The picture of Terry and I was taken by Sharon.) I returned with another friend, Janet M. who took the picture of me. I also took a picture of Janet sitting on one of the benches.

Celia Winer was a miracle baby since she was only one and a half pounds when she was born twenty-five years ago. When she was five years old, her parents, Paul and Joanne Winer decided to settle down in Quartzsite, AZ. Celia became ill when she was eight years old and died soon afterwards.
A memorial was built behind the city park, which became Celia’s Rainbow Garden. Many other folks have also built memorials to their loved ones. The peaceful garden is planted with every kind of cacti and desert tree and bush along it’s rocky paths. A group of Saguaro Cacti stand as sentinels in a Stonehenge-like formation. You are encouraged to sit a spell and contemplate the beauty of the garden.

1 comment:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Pretty garden in the desert!