Monthly Archives: May 2009

Flowers for Mother’s Day

I both gave and received flowers, this Mother’s Day.  My husband’s mother, who sadly is no longer with us, had flowers too:  the tree we had planted in her honor is in full bloom right now.

helen's-mother's-day-flower

Happy Mother’s Day to mothers past and mothers present.  And mothers-to-be!

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Dogwood Days

I was gone almost all of last week, hence the blog blackout.  (And gone a long weekend before that.  I’ll catch up sometime in this lifetime!)

Here’s what I was seeing last week about this time:

Gettysburg-dogwood

Flowering dogwood, at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

A beautiful tree which is apparently not hardy up here.  But was in full bloom all over Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC.

dogwood-near-Gettysburg

Not so beautiful was the woman on the other side of the camera, who had just spent 24 hours straight on a bus at the time that she got off and took these pictures.

Please to have my mental status examined if I ever volunteer to chaperone a busful of 5th graders on a cross-country bus trip again, eh?

But the dogwood was lovely!