Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Remembering Mother

Remembering my mother. . .on this day of what would have been her 74th birthday. How she loved nature, and especially wild flowers. This Calypso Lady Slipper Orchid was found right near the cabin yesterday in what I've named Lady Slipper Hollow.

Although winter stayed late, spring and summer arrived quickly once the snows melted. The flowers could not be held back and this week burst forth in colorful bloom!

I found many of her favorites as I walked through the woods this week.

She so enjoyed the
Calypso Lady-slipper Orchids
Shooting Stars
Yellow Violets

She loved Cat's Ears both because they were unique and had such a darling name! They are also called Star Tulips and grow independently from others of its kind on the forest floor.

I was surprised to find this favorite flower of mom's this week as well. Shy and quiet, the wild ginger grows close to the ground and is usually hidden by its heart-shaped leaves. Mom enjoyed transplanting this plant to her home garden where it grew well.

June 24, 1934


  1. A lovely tribute to your mom...



  2. How remarkable that you found all of these gorgeous flowers while remembering your mother. I've not seen some of these before. The cat's ear is really neat. I love the name Lady Slipper Hollow.

  3. Our mothers were born the same year, just a couple of months apart.
    Thank you for sharing your memories of your mother's love of flowers.

  4. Such a beautiful tribute to your mother. So many unusual flowers, so fun. oxoxoxo Clarice

  5. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk thru the woods with you. Your Mother was right by your side with every beautiful plant she pointed out to you.
    Simply lovely.

  6. Martha12:32 PM

    Sharing your mother's favorite wild flowers in bloom is such a lovely tribute. Thank you for the beautiful photos. It reminds me of my mother and her love of wild flowers, too. A nice morning of memories.

  7. A very sweet tribute to your dear mother.


  8. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. I enjoyed all the photos. Thanks for the "nature walk".

  9. This is a beautiful and touching tribute to your mother. My own mother was born in 1934 so I am feeling a special affinity.

  10. Wow oh wow! Fantastic photos!!! Violets and lilies of the valley remind me of my grandmother. My mother has an amazing green thumb for many flowers, indoors and out. Some of her house plants are decades old! I do not have that same gift =(

  11. What a glorious tribute to your mom. I'm sure she was smiling down on your as you took each and every picture.



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