I think it's wonderful that we take one day a year to honor and thank all the mother's in our lives. Let's face it, we all had one. :-) My mom had 4 kids, a pair of twins, Robert and Roberta, then me and then my younger sister Denise. I'm happy to say we all turned out honest and respectable people. Thanks, Mom - for giving us life and taking care of us. We lost her 4 years ago, but she had personality.. and could bake a fantastic pie, and was just a great cook. This is my 4th of July rose, first bloom, and this is for my mom and all the mothers I know.. Happy Mother's Day!
There is not much prettier than a rose, is there? We had 3 kids and I tried to give them a childhood that was better than mine, by that I mean that sometimes I felt that my younger sister and I were on our own a lot and I envied the mothers that cared enough to be the girl scout leaders and were involved with their kids. So I did 3 years of scout leading PER child, 9 in all. We lived on a farm so my kids could have ponies, chickens, ducks, and I was the 4-H leader for 5 years, we raised registered Nubian dairy goats and we took them to the county fair and they got ribbons and trophies. I never missed a school program or teachers conference. I hope my kids remember my love and attention. :-)
We went to the Gresham Farmer's Market yesterday - we brought home this wonderful bright orange geranium.
We got 2 bunches of these wonderful asparagus. There wasn't much more produce available yet, just some greens and rhubarb.We enjoyed the Farmer's Market, but my oh my.. it was HOT! See that line? It's for the Hawaiian Shaved Ice booth! :-)
The flower hanging baskets were flying out of the booths.. I envision that that couple bought one for each of their mothers.
This booth was full of hand-made baskets.. nice big ones too.
This booth had some beautiful plantings.
I think we need a couple of these on the back deck.. don't you? :-)
Need some herbs?
Dayle surprised me with this gorgeous pink and white Azalea for Mother's Day.
He knows I like two-tone flowers.
Dayle surprised me with this card --
To My Wife -- Your warmth and your caring, day in and day out, give our family much to be thankful about...
You're a wonderful mother and a wonderful wife - You're the heart of our home and the love of my life. Happy Mother's Day
I wonder why it is that Lucy the cat always wants to snuggle on my lap when I'm knitting?
We're expecting our 2 boys and their families for a visit later. That's the best gift I could ever hope for.. is seeing my family today. I hope you have a wonderful day. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)