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

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34 Comments:

Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Beautiful tribute Gillena :D shes such a gorgeous woman.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sanaa

Much love..

8:15 PM  
Blogger 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.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Diane

much love...

11:56 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

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

8:27 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Jae

much love...

8:30 AM  
Anonymous thotpurge said...

She is beautiful.. as are the carnations!

8:39 AM  
Blogger 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.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Susan

Much love...

8:56 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Thotpurge

Much love...

9:11 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

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

10:06 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

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

10:35 AM  
Blogger 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

11:49 AM  
Blogger 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.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Magyar

much love...

1:03 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Sumana

much love...

1:03 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

I think so too Adelaide, thanks for dropping in

much love...

1:04 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Kerry

much love...

1:05 PM  
Blogger purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful. Happy Birthday to your mother, Gillena :)

2:06 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

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

9:05 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

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

11:16 PM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A beautiful mother and a beautiful memory.

2:39 AM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

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

10:59 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Purba

much love...

3:22 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Robin

much love...

3:22 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Mary

much love...

3:23 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

much love...

3:23 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for coming to the birthday party Sherry

much love...

3:24 PM  
Blogger Luk Lei said...

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

2:34 AM  
Blogger rallentanda said...

Your mother is lovely !

9:16 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Luk

much love...

11:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rall

much love...

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Tâches brunes said...

Interesting, thank you.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Tâches


much love...

8:36 PM  

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