Floral Friday Fotos: A lovely surprise

Yesterday afternoon the doorbell rang, and there on the “Welcome” mat was a long thin box. When I saw the word ‘Flowers’ on it, I knew that it must be from one of my children for Mother’s Day. I quickly opened it, as I couldn’t imagine anything surviving for long in such a confined space. They had travelled overnight all the way from California. No card was in the box, but these beautiful pink roses and Inca lilies seemed to have come through their ordeal without too much trauma.


I hastened to put water and flower food into the lovely glass vase, and arranged them nicely. Now the quandary was deciding who to thank, as there was no indication as to who they were from. If I thanked my daughter and they weren’t from her, she might feel bad, and vice versa with my son. I decided to wait, as my son often phones on his way home from work, and thankfully he did. “Did you send me flowers?” Yes they were from him and he’d realized that he had forgotten to click the box after typing the message, so the mystery was solved.


I don’t think there can be anyone who doesn’t enjoy receiving flowers. A gift of flowers always makes my heart sing; how about you?

Wishing you all a splendid weekend, and a very special Mother’s Day wish to all you mothers out there in the blogosphere.



Five Photos, Five Stories: Happy Mothers’ Day

Elaine of  ‘I used to be indecisive’ blog, has nominated me to do the ‘5 Photos, 5 Stories’ challenge. Here’s my first photo, with the story behind it.

My mom and sister are in South Africa, and today sister went to visit mom for Mothers’ Day. She sent me this photo of mom with the flowers from me and a delicious chocolate cake, for which my sister is famous.


I set my alarm for 5am so that I could phone mom before she had lunch and went for her afternoon nap. She could hardly talk as her voice is very weak, but I was able to wish her a happy Mothers’ Day, and tell her how much I love her. Those of you who follow my blog will know that it’s mom’s 90th birthday on 26th of this month, and that I’m keeping my fingers crossed that our Green Cards will arrive in time for us to travel over to be there for the celebration.

Wishing all you Moms a very happy day today.

The challenge is quite simply to “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”. My nomination today is Lisa of Northwest Frame of Mind blog, who always has interesting images to share. Of course, there’s no obligation to join in. It’s entirely up to you.

Mothers’ Day Blossoms for Ailsa’s Theme

Two days before Mothers’ Day, I had a message from our son in New Jersey, to say that the next day there would be flowers for me to collect at our local florist. When I presented myself there, of course mine was the biggest bunch waiting for collection. Hubby took a pic to send to Jeff, as I staggered back to the car with my prize.


The following day, there was a ring at the doorbell, and there were more flowers plus chocs, from Mandy, our daughter. What a lucky mom I am.


This delightful arrangement of Anthyriums was in the foyer of  our favourite hotel, where we went for lunch on hubby’s 70th birthday. I’ll share more pics of the celebration in another post.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my blossoms as much as I did. To see more, visit Ailsa’s Travel Theme.