Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Remembering Mum

My Mother passed away four years ago this September.
It was at her side, as she went about enjoying her garden, that I first fell in love with flowers. Mum told me that when I was a wee tot, I would go out into her garden and pick flowers for her, only the stems were always just a couple of inches long, so she had to float the flowers in dishes of water. As I grew older, I wasn't so much into the care of the gardens, but more interested in the plants which grew there, and I soon developed a love for Particular flowers. Mum always grew Gladioli, so now I have many growing in my garden, not only because I like them, but because they remind me of Gladys (Glady, my Mother)
Grandmother Minnie, and Grandfather Jack, also had wonderful gardens I spent time in as I grew up, discovering the beauty of many plants, so it isn't at all unusual that I now have such a love of gardening.
Thank you Mum, for introducing me to the wonders of creating and caring for such beauty.


cassie-b said...

So nice to have such good memories of your Mother.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story! My mother's name is Gladys. Glady! I like that.

Kathleen said...

That's a beautiful Mother's Day post KeeWee. I, too, had a Mother that introduced me to gardening. It's a wonderful connection. Hope you had a good day.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That was a nice tribute to your mother. I grow violets in memory of my grandmother, because I remember seeing them in her yard.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer~~ "Glady" I love that!! Beautiful photo and prose.

ryan said...

Nice post for the day. Happy mother's day.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

This is a sweet tribute; and what a CUTE photo of your mom!