Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day to all of you that are mommies! Be it to children or 4 legged critters we are mommies to them all and I feel very blessed to have a son, a daughter, a step son, 1 grand daughter, 2 step grand daughters and 14 felines!

This year I was thrilled with the blooming of the biggest bunch of azaleas! It's actually been a rarity the past few years. The deer seem to have eaten the buds before they ever got a chance to bloom. I think what has changed is that we have had plenty of food in the woods and the meadows for the deer to eat and with the abundance of rain, that they have really flourished! I planted these azaleas many years ago for my father in law in honor of my mother in law and brother in law who had passed away. When my father in law passed away, they were doing very poorly, so I transplanted them along side of our front deck in better soil. I love the brilliant color!





It's been a beautiful day so I took a few outdoor photos of the kiddos. This is Tang.


This is my handsome Honey Boy!


This is my Ani girl!



Today I spent it working putting down an underlayment on my studio floors and preparation for painting. Hubby mowed the lawn and then we went to the Old Dutch for a buffet dinner. I was in the mood for broasted chicken! Then topped off with coconut cream pie! Yummy!

My step son, granddaughter and daughter all called to wish me Happy Mother's Day. Unfortunately my son never calls, sends a card or anything. It's all so sad as I always remember him. Maybe some day when I am gone, he will realize things I did and sacrificed for him. I guess a mother's job is never done!

11 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day with nice weather. We always had tons of azaleas in our yard in Louisiana when I was growing up. Hubby brought me roses yesterday, my 12 year old fixed me tea in the evening, but my 15 year old couldn't be bothered. :/ Have a great week. Tammy

Wipso said...

Your Azaleas are really stunning. I also love the snaps of your cats.
A x

New End Studio said...

Beautiful photos! Maybe one day soon you will have a surprise call from your son, I hope you do. God bless.

Pam said...

Love the azaleas. So colorful. Cats look very comfortable in the photos (maybe they are rulers of the kingdom!).

Have a great week.

duendes said...

Hello artist,
always fascinates me the preciousness of his work.
big hugs

Pattyskypants said...

Gorgeous azaleas and super kewt kittehs!! Lovely! xxoo Patty

Deborah said...

Love your azaleas and cats! And your blog's new look!

ParisMaddy said...

Your azaleas are very happy in their new location. Beautiful. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day, too.

P.S. Adorable cats...

duendes said...

hello friend ,
if you can come to my blog because we have a request to you.....
big hugs,thanks

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your babies are so beautiful! Four paws and all....they live to love you! Peace, Mary Helen

Lelia said...

the quilt you made is impressive! Love all your cat pictures, too.

I would flip if one of our felines brought me a snake! Yuk. I'm not a fan of reptiles