Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Memories and roses

Hi Everybody!

July the 6th would have been the 100th birthday of my Mother,
so today I made a little rose garden map with some photos of her, taken when she was 2, 11, and 12. On the group photo she is the second from the left, and was very proud to be bridesmaid at her Uncle Benny's wedding.
She always loved flowers, especially roses, and pink was one of her favourite colours. She died a few days before her 85th birthday.




I am linking to Art Journal Journey, in my garden.

Today I am just showing flower photos as my Mum would have liked them in her garden.














And my quote for today:

'God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December'
James M Barrie

Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

28 comments:

  1. Love this page you made for your mum, She certainly was a character. She would have loved the page, too, and the roses. Hugs, Sarah

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    1. Yes, she was a character, and not always a good one!

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  2. Love the page about your Mom. She looks so cute all dressed up as a bridesmaid. I think making it on the map and adding the roses was smart. I also love all the rose photos. Mine have looked beautiful this year also. Happy Mid-week-already! Time flies too fast. Hugs-Erika

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  3. A lovely post in memory of your mum, it's great that you have such wonderful photographs of her childhood. Xx

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  4. A lovely way to display the photos of your Mum on the Rose Garden page and a lovely tribute post for her birthday.
    Beautiful pictures of the roses, thanks for sharing.
    Avril xx

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  5. your mom would have loved your photos, I do!

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  6. Lovely post, Valerie. Wasn't your mama beautiful at 2 yrs! Such a gorgeous photo. The roses are fantastic - each and every one so unique. Your quote today is one of my favorites. hugs, Donna

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  7. Happy July, Valerie. Our family has left so I spent a while catching up on my favorite blogs and you posted so much for me to enjoy that it took a while to get current. Fantastic journal pages and other projects. When it rains, it really comes down in sheets in your area. I was amazed at one of the previous photos you posted. Your tribute to your mum is marvelous. My mother also loved roses as do I. It is fun to look back at old photos to see how prim and proper they were dressed. I love the one of your mum as a young girl and she also has a vase filled with flowers on the ledge next to her. Your photos of the flowers are outstanding and I could almost smell their fragrance. A beautiful flower makes the whole world smile.
    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, love your last sentence, too.

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  8. A lovely page to show those beautiful photos of you mum, wonderful memories on a special day. My mum loved roses as well, those photos are gorgeous.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. What a lovely tribute to your mom, Val. And wasn't she a pretty little thing.
    Hugs,

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  10. This is such a beautiful page Valerie and a lovely tribute to your mum, she would have loved your beautiful flower photos.
    xxx Hazel.

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  11. Eine sehr schöne Seite im Gedenken an Deine Mama! Die Blumen hätten Ihr sicher gefallen!
    Mein Opa mütterlicherseits ist auch 1916 geboren.

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  12. A very beautiful and touching tribute to your Mum Valerie. The photographs are so clear both the ones on the page and your roses pics

    Hope your day is going well

    Love Chrissie xx

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  13. What a beautiful post Valerie, made all the more special as it remembers your Mom. The work, the flowers, even the quote... very amazing, very touching. hugs to you :)

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  14. Beautiful and delightful memory to your mum...she was so pretty bless her....love the roses and your post in general made me miss my parents badly.xx

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  15. A lovely piece of art to remember your mother, together with the beautiful flowers. Hope you had a good day, Valerie.

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  16. What a lovely page, full of wonderful memories from your mother's life. It must have made you feel very connected to her as you created this beautiful page.

    Your flower photos are glorious.

    hugs, Teresa

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  17. Such a beautiful tribute to your mother ♥ Love all of those flowers♥♥♥♥
    Have a great day !

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  18. What a wonderful tribute to your mom's 100th. She was beautiful. Memories are all we really have and we treasure them. ::hugs::

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  19. Such a wonderful post and beautiful tribute to your mum. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and memories. Love the roses too, such lovely colours.
    Gill xx

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  20. What a beautiful and touching tribute to your precious Mum liebe Valerie ♥♥♥ all around lovely oxo

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  21. This is such a wonderful tribute to your Mum's spirit and beauty, a lovely way to capture so many cherished memories and unforgettable times! :-)

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  22. I think she may have been one of the most beautiful children I have ever seen. Those photos are fantastic and your words so touching. My dad passed that 100-year mark (as an anniversary, unfortunately not in real life) and my mom in 2018 but I know I will have to salute her then. I hope I do as nice a job as you!

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  23. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. It is wonderful. She was such a precious little girl, and the wedding picture...what a treasure. My daddy lived to be 100 1/2 which still amazes me. One day I need to do something like this for him. Your flower pictures are beautiful. Such awesome macro captures. Gorgeous colors. genie

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  24. What intrigued me was the fact that she was the only female smiling at her uncle's wedding. I can tell she was happy. She looks like she was always smiling and enjoying life.

    My grandmother's favorite flower was a yellow rose. Your flowers are a beautiful tribute to your mother's 100th birthday, dear friend.

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    1. My Mum told me she got ticked off for smiling, I guess she was so happy to have a lovely dress and hat and go to such a great event, it must have been a big treat back then!

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  25. Love your journal page with your real family pictures. Your Mother was quite pretty. Although all the flower pictures are so petty - your rose pictures are fantastic!
    sandy xx

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