The Berg house embroidery

My mother, Beryl Odhner, embroidered this view of our little house in the Drakensberg. She made it into a cushion for our brother, Pehr. If you could see the entire embroidery, you would see that she included all the different wild flowers that grew on our property, and the birds and animals that frequented it, too. She and my sister, Kirstin, would have known all the correct botanical names for the plants. The geraniums growing in front of the house were started from cuttings she took from a neighboring house, in the wattle woods--there was never anyone there, so she didn't think they would mind.  

She also made a painting of the scene.

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