Thursday, July 06, 2006

The roses....

I wanted to share with all of you a picture of the rose bush that my mother planted. It was planted in the backyard of the house I grew up in- and live in now.

It's been over thirty-eight years since she planted it, and it's still beautiful.

The blooms have started to fade now but the bush is thriving.

Another reminder of my mother's love.
Even though she is no longer physically with us, her love and spirit continues to touch our lives everyday....


Blogger srp said...

Here from Michele.
Lovely roses. What a warm gift from a mother to her family.

10:54 AM, July 08, 2006  
Anonymous honestyrain said...

what a lovely rose bush. and what a wonderful journal to keep. i am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. mine passed away in 1993 of lung cancer - losing one's mother is just so incredibly awful. my heart is with you.

here vi michele's

11:13 AM, July 08, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad you're still writing.

11:40 AM, July 08, 2006  
Blogger kenju said...

I know the roses must comfort you; what a nice,lasting gift from her to generations coming after her.
I hope they can help you find peace. Michele sent me.

2:07 PM, July 08, 2006  
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Roses are always so beautiful....

Michele sent me here.

11:41 AM, July 09, 2006  
Blogger Carmi said...

Her presence and influence are no doubt felt in the beauty of the roses that she planted and nurtured. In much the same way, we see it in your words.

I'm so glad to see you posting again. I've missed your voice.

11:56 AM, July 09, 2006  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a fabulous legacy to enjoy and be reminded that your dear mother planted this Rose Bush all those years ago...I hope you will post more often, if you feel like it only, of course...But it is so nice to see you back in the Blogworld...!
Thanks for the visit, my dear...

2:32 PM, July 09, 2006  
Anonymous Meg said...

Thanks for posting such a beautiful photograph! What a tangible and lasting memory you have of your Mum through the simplicity of these gorgeous roses. Its also great to see you posting again! Much love. xx

7:35 AM, July 30, 2006  
Anonymous Spike said...


Thank you.

11:48 PM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Terri said...

The roses are lovely. And I agree, like the roses...your mother's memory will always endure.

9:46 AM, September 01, 2006  

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