Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day

13
May
18

Happy Mother’s Day

bless you for your efforts

14
May
17

Mothers: They do their best…

“You count the hours you could have spent with your mother, it’s a lifetime in itself.” Mitch Albom, For One More Day

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10
May
15

Happy Mother’s Day……

Truly one of the most powerful forces on Earth and in Heaven…a Mother. Whether they are saint like perfect, flawed, often missing in action, a warrior doing her best…there is little doubt a Mother is a significant force in our lives. Today, I will toast my departed Mom, my Mother-in-law, my wife and all her sisters, who are moms. Enough said….bless the worthy Mothers of the past & present. Thank you!

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09
May
15

Camas Garden Fair (Mother’s Day eve)

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the day before Mother’s Day…a lot of Mothers and Daughters walking the six block or so stretch of booths in downtown Camas (Washington State). Plants, antiques, yard art, ducks, chickens, goats, horses, a man juggling on stilts, food carts, decorations and creations for the yard, patio, porch, deck…where ever your imagination could envision their creations. Repurposed materials maneuvered into new designs. Flowers blooming and the smell of BBQ smoke and perhaps something more farm like too. Many dogs on leashes or pampered and carried or in carts. People carrying boxes, pulling wagons of all manner of plants. The gardening fever in total evidence. The weather was perfect..in the high 70’s. Walking beneath sprawling trees lining the avenue. A nice venue…

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10
Nov
13

Photography, Hiking & A Mystery: A Marker to What?

I took my wife hiking-bushwhacking to a remote area that was quite historical over a hundred years ago. Now it is an overgrown area, that only a few history buffs and artifact diggers know of. We found an old short handled shovel and some tin pieces, but none of the pottery pieces and such that use to litter the area…this private, overgrown area.

marker in the woods SB I have it on good authority from an avid area historian that certain workers were buried up in these dense woods with their keepsakes and possessions in unmarked graves. This belief must be known by others because at one time, I encountered digging sites and some artifacts, but nothing to denote a grave.

So, this gawdy vision in the distance, moving with the cold wind caught our eye. Now what are the possibilities for such a marker well off the beaten path?

shrine sBNow to clarify the decorative trappings: a small plastic princess crown that said “Happy Birtday”, A deflated, mylar balloon that said “I love you”, a deflated, mylar balloon that said “Happy Mother’s Day”, a deflated, mylar balloon for the Oregon State Beavers (OSU) along with the strung garland. 

So why this spot out in the woods with no discernible trail to this spot?

Was this the end point of some Geo Tag Scavenger Hunt for Mom? Was this a one time favorite haunt for Mom so the family decided to celebrate her Birthday or Mother’s Day in the dense woods? Hmm? Was this where Mom came to, this place of solitude to end her life? Or was this where someone else decided to end Mom’s life? A shrine to Mom.

This is not your ordinary littering. This is someone marking a spot and leaving the markings behind in a manner that, for them, over rides the no-no in these parts of ‘defaming’ nature’s visuals. This is a flaming reminder to Mom amongst the earth tones of Fall.

Or perhaps you have a similar experience and know right away what this was about? Either way, a creepy little discovery of remembrance for someone unknown to us.

12
May
13

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

A few photographs of flowers in the back yard this morning. Symbolic of the mothers closest to me, who all have a love of flowers and the pleasure they derived from tending, caring for and preserving during their lives.

Much like their children, they endure to care for their children with so much love and devotion, through thick and thin. I am blessed to know and have known such remarkable women…mothers to the core. Thank you for the love, patience and support! You are loved!

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13
May
12

Happy Mother’s Day

EVERY DAY IN MAY WRITING CHALLENGE: MOTHER’S DAY

Should I go light and quick? Get in and get out? Or, delve into….well, no never mind. To all the mom’s out there bless you. You try your hardest and you pay a price. You are a gift to us all. I pray you all have a lovely Mother’s Day. I pray your children and those that are part of your life, your loves, pay respects to you…to sincerely let you know how lovely you are as a force in your children’s lives. 

‘Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.’

(Robert Browning)


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