Monday, May 30, 2016

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[my mother in her younger phase]

Happy Birthday to my mother [Mrs Mary Mitchell] who is 86 today; i remember as a child growing up that her favourite flower was Carnation. I don't think it is her favourite flower now though. [note to self. i must ask her]

whorls and whorls -
the pinking shears edges of
Carnation furls

© gillena cox 2016


Revisit
my mothers 81st birthday





Today is also a public holiday as Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Indian Arrival Day; HAPPY HOLIDAY T&T









Linking: now that [its Wednesday] to Susan's prompt
Midweek Motif ~ Parents, Guardians, Significant Adults in the Lives of Children

34 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Beautiful tribute Gillena :D shes such a gorgeous woman.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sanaa

Much love..

Diane Mayr said...

Happy birthday to your mother! I hope you both had a great day. I've always loved carnations--they have such an intriguing scent.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Diane

much love...

Jae Rose said...

Happy holidays - and it's important to ask those little questions :) Pinking shears brought back some memories too

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Jae

much love...

thotpurge said...

She is beautiful.. as are the carnations!

Susan said...

Making things with mom, pinking edges, picking flowers! These bring childhood memories for me too. I must remember to ask my mom the same question. Love the pic. Happy Holiday, too.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Susan

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Thotpurge

Much love...

Magyar said...

Sorry, I'm late.
__Happy Birthday to your Mother, and happiness to all_! _m

Sumana Roy said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother; happy holidays to you Gillena. The poem is a true beauty.

Adelaide said...

Happy birthday to your mother. I see the resemblance. Carnations are my favorite flower. They don't have as strong a frangrance as they used to unfornately. I think flowers are bred for their lasting ability, not for fragrance these days.

Adelaide

Kerry O'Connor said...

What a beautiful portrait of a strong woman, with a gentle side. Birthday wishes to her, and blessing to you to still have her with you.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Magyar

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sumana

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

I think so too Adelaide, thanks for dropping in

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Kerry

much love...

purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful. Happy Birthday to your mother, Gillena :)

Old Egg said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother Gillena and who doesn't love carnations...even me?!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to your mother, Gillena! And how thoughtful of you to write her a birthday poem.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A beautiful mother and a beautiful memory.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love old pictures, they tell a story. Your mother was beautiful! Warmest birthday wishes to her.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Purba

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Robin

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Mary

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for coming to the birthday party Sherry

much love...

Luk Lei said...

Beautiful little Haiku Gillena! I hope your mother had a pleasant celebration.

rallentanda said...

Your mother is lovely !

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Luk

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rall

much love...

Tâches brunes said...

Interesting, thank you.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Tâches


much love...