Thursday, May 10, 2012

The seed of the flower

"And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see"
-Alice Walker

via here
Painting above by Parisian
artist Marie Theres Berger

For more of her work

"When Marie Theres is not working from her house in the south of France, she’s busy here in her little studio where she walks every day from the home she shares with her opera director-husband on the other side of Sacre Coeur"
via here

Makings of a bouquet from my garden:  roses, Annabelle hydrangea, autumn fern, rosemary and mint (thanks MK for that last one, great idea)

Mayhem's bouquet



Gail, in northern California said...

I enjoyed an early Mother's Day. Our daughter stopped by for dinner during three days of field work. It was a simple meal designing your own taco - ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, grated cheese, chopped green onion, black olives, avocado, and a dollop of sour cream. Dessert was chunks of fresh pineapple and beautiful new first-of-the-season strawberries.

I did the dishes to give her some time with her dad
and his iPad. She brought hers so it was a training session in reverse and fun to watch! ;-) She told him you can hold up your iPad and point it at the night sky and it will provide the name of the constellation you're looking at. ("No way!" Yes, way!" and
before I knew it they were out on the front deck pointing their iPads towards the heavens.

The next morning was my one-on-one time with her over a simple breakfast of cream of wheat. Packed her a little lunch too with frozen bottles of water to keep it cold. That was fun. She was on the road by 7:10 a.m. and the visit was over way too soon.

As I walked back in the house, I noticed once again the pretty little lantern she gave me for Mother's Day. Glass on all four sides you can burn tea lights and I did. One of the best Mother's Days ever.

Happy Mother's Day, Jennifer!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

oh Gail, how nice. Proof it really is the simple things...the time together rather than the meal. Although I'm now craving tacos and fresh strawberries.

Hope my girls will return one day and allow me to pack them a lunch. You are blessed

Karena said...

Jennifer, I am so happy to find your site. I am in the Kansas City area as is Patricia( Mrs Blandings)! I really enjoyed this post.

Happy Mothers Day!

I have a feature Interview and Giveaway on my site with Tina from The Enchanted Home...I hope you will visit


Art by Karena

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Thanks Karena and thank you for sharing your interview/giveaway...heading that way now

Mr Paul said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks for popping over to join us.
I can see I'm going to enjoying following your adventures here.
Great bouquet, we still have a way to go before roses and hydrangeas are ready to be cut here.

Merlin said...

Isn't "mint" fun!!! It's not just for "Julips" anymore :) We've late it "take over" a hillside that not much else grows on...and it has been a delight...and delicious! franki

Anonymous said...

Pretty! And fragrant I bet! Love the amazing gooseneck gooseneck faucet.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I love your beautiful arrangement (and the lovely one made by little hands too).... wish I could take a class from you! You must show us some pictures of your home sometime... caught just a sneak peak in your pics. Enjoy your Mother's Day!

I Dream Of said...

Lovely quote, gorgeous painting, beautiful bouquets -- hope your mother's day weekend is just as lovely.

pve design said...

Happy Mother's day to you and your bouquet and zest for art, life and planting pretty seeds!
Love those ferns!

Jo Crisp said...

I can't find an e-mail address for you but wondered if you knew this exhibition was on? (I know it's probably a little too far away for you to pop in!)

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Jo: what I wouldn't give to be able to see that exhibit! Perhaps a good reason to plan a trip abroad, thank you so much for sharing

What would da Vinci think of his work being accompanied by an "app." I think he would love it!

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