Friday, May 08, 2009

That doesn't fall too far from the tree!

Just some shots while driving around, no rain in these clouds!

Happy Mothers Day to all !!!!

I was chatting with daughter#2 and she was talking about her daughter who loves to be out and gardening. She posted about it with pictures(see below). All us women in the family love to be out and gardening instead of housework.

My granny was a gardening/farmer. She had to be with 10 children to feed! I can remember her rows of daffodils lining her yard- when young I thought they bloomed forever starting in Spring. I grew to love them too. I even had some in my yard from her and passed them on to dau#1.
My mom had the greenest thumb you could imagine! I think she could grow anything! She loved being out and even weeding. I can see her now in my mind coming to my house and bending over and pulling my weeds. She loved all types of flowers, but think her favorites were begonias, geraniums & fuchsia. I think she could grow anything. She even knew the botanical names for things and didn't mind sharing her knowledge with everyone.

My favorite is gardenias- the smell is just heavenly to me. I could just sit and smell them all day. I wish I could send you the fragrance of this one bush around the corner that's in full bloom right now! I would love to mow the lawn by hand and we had nearly and acre. My hubby thought I was nuts. It got me outside exercising and smelling nature and not inside. Plus he always managed to get supper cooked while I was out. He would rather do laundry than mow! My younger brother took some of the roses from my yard that were my mom's and my granny's. Dau#2 has irises, roses, curly willow, daffodil's, hosta, tulips, bluebells of Scotland from my yard.

Dau#2 is a natural for gardening she has gotten the best my mom & Dad & I could have given her about gardening. Then she gets online and finds out what all the experts know-she is so smart! you can see her dau & her irises and new raised gardens @
She is teaching my granddaughters what she has learned and thus the cycle continues. Maybe one day she will give her kids some of the daffodils which were my grannies! Isn't it funny the girls are the gardeners, although grandson #2 likes gardening too. They all like to get their hands in the soil and love the nature God has provided.

There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness… The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.- Andrew Jackson, U.S. President
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.- Sophia


Carver said...

Beautiful post for mother's day. I love the scent of gardenias too. Lovely photographs.

Shoebee said...

I love the iris's from Grandma Wooton's yard. I tell the kids all the time that they were my great grandma's. Heirloom for sure-hard to find these days and people pays tons of money for them-and I got them for free. I love giving them away-keeps my family close.
Yea-Beaner does prefer the outside with her hands in the dirt.

Shoebee said...

oh yea-
your mom's most favorite of all-
impatients-how could you forget impatients?

Anonymous said...

Nice shots. The clouds are beautiful.

Tracey said...

What a nice post. Happy Mother's Day to you :)

Virginia Gal said...

Happy Mother's day to you!!! Those garden's of your daughters sound heavenly!

Denise said...

A wonderful post, and a belated Happy Mother's Day.

Anonymous said...

A belated Happy Mommanator Day to you!!

Sandy said...

ahhh love this post. I'm like you and yours, would rather be outside working in the yard. We have an acre too and I use to mow it all the time....when hubby worked but he does it now. Just a great post, enjoyed it!!