Walking through my mom's little house is a bit like walking back in time. Her walls are filled with old family photos like this one of my grandparent's wedding day which was around 1920. Don't you love her wedding dress and veil?
Another photo of my grandfather.
She also loves to hang quilts on the walls, each one sewed completely by hand. This one was made by a old family friend.
My Aunt, the mother of my two closest cousins, made this one. I like the way the pattern looks a bit like a flower box in front of a window.
This little one was made by a friend in her church.
You will also find hand made quilts on the beds. This one was also a gift from a friend. Isn't it bright and cheerful? I love the color yellow.
This quilt was one of several made by my great-great aunt. I don't know what the pattern is called but it is definitely a family heirloom.
As the days have gotten warmer I was able to enjoy the lovely spring weather. One day I took a walk over to the city park which is just a block from Mom's house. Everything looks so fresh and green.
And speaking of fresh and green, we have been able to enjoy all the spring flowers growing in the garden.
The snowball bush and lilacs were especially pretty. I had to cut some and bring them inside so Mom could enjoy them as well.
I have a few spring flowers of my own in bloom as well. I went home to find the Rhododendron in full glory. The colors looked so vivid. It was just filled with the humming of bees as they gathered round the blossoms. I tried to catch one with my camera but they were darting about pretty quickly.
Now that my mom has been getting stronger, I have been able to move her over to my house where she will be with us for a few more weeks. As we were leaving her house I noticed the first rose of the year on the Joseph's Coat rose bush she planted in honor of my dad.
The next day I went back to her house and brought it to her in a vase for her room. Such a lovely memory.
I love making and recording memories. I hope you all will be making some lovely memories of your own this week. If you happen to stop by be sure to say hello! Adieu!