As Mother’s Day approaches us, I am thankful for all my wonderful women friends who continue to love, contribute, support and embrace women of the world. I remember my grandmother, In Tampa, Florida, who created the Women’s Garden Center, in which I would wander around the gardens looking into the pool of reflection as a young child. She had this large wooden gate which adjoined the center that I remember unlocking before we would set upon our journey. A large watering pool were surrounded by lily pads, flowers and garden benches. Many times we would sit, read, contemplate or simply sun. My oil pastel drawing/painting, reflects those memories and reminds me of my own grandmother, mother and her friends.