Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mothers' Day

Yesterday,  I was working kind of late on a customer's quilt when I got a little thirsty and came downstairs for a water bottle.  I happened to look out the front window to see if there might be a sunset.  Yes, there were some pretty clouds (that later became an awesome lightning show).

I am glad I peeked out, because there on my front porch was a florist's box, broiling in the late afternoon sun.  I did not hear the truck pull up or the doorbell ring.  Luckily, the pretty flowers from my son Bryson looked fine after a nice long drink!  I had just cleared all the tax documents off our kitchen table and put some of the first roses in a little pitcher.  So, the new flowers were quickly added to the arrangement of flowers and ceramic birds.

So, here are a few more Mother's Day flowers to show you from my yard.  The first is a viburnum that is now towering at the end of our front porch.

Just below it are two rhododendrons that have absolutely huge blooms this year.
In the front shrub bed are two more flowering shrubs that have gloried in the full sun of our yard.

This one is a weigelia that is probably going to take over the entire yard some day.  Remember that old song, "The Eggplant that Ate Chicago?"  How about "The Weigelia That Ate Wake Forest?"

The mock orange is not far behind it in size, way taller than me.  I believe it is this shrub that provides the proverbial "orange blossoms" beloved by brides in May and June.

Checking on the little viburnum I planted next to my old doggy's grave last fall, I was pleased to see pure white blooms covering the plant.

Love me some flowers!  We are going to our mountain place this afternoon, and then to son Dave's for a Mother's Day dinner celebration on Sunday.  Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there, especially those of you who still have your little ones at home.  Enjoy some special love on this day.


Del said...

Thanks for the lovely flower views. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Judy S. said...

Lovely photos, Jeanne. Don't you just love vibernum?