Saturday, October 04, 2008

Birthday Flowers from Mom


Birthday Flowers from Mom
Originally uploaded by linfrye
My mom, soon to turn 86!!, surprised me this week with a wonderful bouquet of flowers for my birthday ... Floral deliveries are rare for me and this beauty just bowled me over .. I wish I could have captured it better, but I wanted to honor such an expasive gift from my mom with a sketch ... I'll turn this into a thank you card so she can see the wonderful array she sent.

The weather has been incredible -- though the nights are cold, the days are in the 70s, sun-shiney, clear ...those kind of lingering warm days that lull you into thinking that winter won't come for a long time ...but we know this period of warm flirtation is merely a tease ...still, we are all enjoying the intoxication it brings ...

More chores and running around today - but at least we'll be able to be out of the house for a while.

Kitties are now eating real food, and romping, rolling, playing on the porch. When I go outside to feed them, it's like a 5 ring circus with Mom in the middle making sure I don't forget to give HER some attention too. Their antics are sheer delight ... and sweet C, too, looks after them as though they were our rambunctous children ... ah, grandparenthood ....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh what a gorgeous painting -- I love the purples and pinks and it's so delicate and detailed. What a nice surprise and what a beautiful rendering. Also such a great idea to send her this as a thank you card!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teresa said...

Birthday flowers, gorgeous fall weather, a sweet hubby and delightful four legged children... sounds like a great start for your birthday year!

Joan said...

What a nice surprise!!! Lovely painting of the flowers. I like your idea of sending it as a thank you. Enjoy!

africantapestry said...

What a wonderful age and aren't you SO lucky to receive flowers from your mom still. I love it all..idea, the love, the painting...
Ronell

Teri C said...

So pretty and what a wonderful surprise! It's those little things in life.....

Carol C said...

Beautiful flowers!!! Sounds like life is good for you! I hope you have a wonderful next year as well.--Carol C.

Jona said...

Really enjoyed reading your post.
Wonderful bouquet! Good mom!:) What a nice idea to turn the paitning in a thank you card.

Enjoy the weather and give a cuddle to each kitty from me. :)

Nyla said...

Yay!! You have chosen beautiful bouquet of flowers!! Great choice!!