Friday, July 17, 2015


Today friends we are joining Dory's flower Friday.  Our Mom has always loved flowers and plants.  When she suddenly found herself with three teenage girls in the house, she found that going outside and digging around in the dirt, helped her face going BACK into the house again. those girls are all grown up...but mom still digs in the dirt.

 Mom took this picture this week ....if you look close you can see the tree behind the big flowering hosta, well just a few days after she took  that picture the city came and cut it all down.  It was gone in 5 seconds because the limbs were to close to some new electricity poles they will be putting in.  All that is left is a stump and the memories of those little flowers we saw each spring.  Sometimes life happens that fast also and what you have left isn't what you started out with.

Gardening and life are very similar.

This plant is very invasive.  Moms sister gave it to her a long time ago, and every time she would move she would take some with her.  It is called "gooseneck" because the tiny white flowers look like a gaggle of geese all standing together.  Its a good plant to put somewhere that you don't care if it takes over.  Sometimes shovey and pushy can be pretty, ............other times not.  Yesterday we found out my mom's tumor is growing all of a sudden, and the Dr.. is worried it is getting to be like this plant.  So surgery has been moved up to this month instead of 6 weeks from now.  We are rather stunned, and worried.

This little pen is inside of Alcatraz.  Look close and you will see a tiny glass totem.  I like looking at it.  The old birdbath was given to Mom by my friend her mom passed away.  It weighs 100 lbs it seems.  We didn't think it would ever hold water so we was going to grow some succulents in it.  Well look close, and see the water, sometimes we have two baby cardinals splashing around in it even though it sets very close to our house.  You know the story of the mystical angelic cardinals....well we like to think those babies are my friends mom visiting my mom like she used to.   Sometimes  humans hold onto to whatever they can don't they?

Yes, this picture is turned on its side. Mom took it that way for some odd reason. Its also in Alcatraz, and the pots are inside of an old wooden wagon.  We love coming outside first thing in the morning and seeing all this beauty.  Sometimes even when things are upside down you can find peace and normalcy within them.

Its going to be above 95 everyone stay cool and safe.  Watch out for your friends and neighbors, and remember to smile at a stranger, cos we never know when that one simple act could be the very thing they needed the most today.

Thank you Dory for inviting us to join your Flower Friday. 

Stella Rose and Momma


  1. Beautiful flowers. Praying for your Mom's surgery and praying for a speedy and uneventful recovery.

  2. I agree sometimes life is like gardening and we sometimes need something or someone what gives hope and some power to carry on. I cross my paws that the surgery goes well and that they can remove the tumor completely...and I wish the luck and the good things will come to you and they will grow like that Gooseneck... and that you can take it with you to all places.
    easy rider

  3. Sending lots of hugs to your Mom and Grandma - sometimes life just seems so unfair. If we lived closer, we would come right over and spend some happy time together.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  4. Absolutely beautiful! We love flowers, too. Hot here, too. Stay cool everybody.

  5. Very thoughtful post. We are so sorry to hear about your mom's tumor and will pray for her.

  6. What a beautiful flower Friday.
    Oh me we are so sorry about Grandma...and we send you all many hugs and lots of purrs
    Hugs madi and mom

  7. We just love your beautiful yard. Sorry about the tree that kinda sucks that they cut it down
    We are sending lots of hugs to Mom and Grandma and tons of prayers Good they have been monitoring closely so they know now it is time to remove the tumor and move forward with treatments
    Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

  8. This is a brilliant post but we are saddened that your mom must have the surgery now. But we hope that after it is done she will be feeling better. We will pray that her surgery goes very well. Please keep us in the loop so we know when she goes in!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. Beautiful! Sorry again about your grandmother. I hope things improve soon.
    Stay cool there! It's in the 100s here! Freaking awful!!

  10. Such pretty flowers!...well, except the Gooseneck...not that it's not pretty but...Mom knows how invasive it is. Dad's Mom has it in her garden and it's EVERYWHERE - just takes on over! I am sorry to hear about your Mom's tumor...we are immediately sending out lots of love and good thoughts to her and the whole family.

  11. What a beautiful garden. Mom forgot her camera at the crash pad, but we have all sorts of flowers coming up around the house. Stay safe and cool!

    Abby Lab

  12. What a wonderful Flower Friday, Stella Rose! We're going to keep our paws crossed tight for your momma and send her lots of Power of the Paw!

  13. Thanks so much for joining our Flower Friday..we are sending lots and lots of POTP to your Mama and Grandmama...
    Smiley Hugs,
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. What a beautiful garden :) Prayers for your Mom!!!

    xoxo, Ginger, Matt & Matilda

  15. Such a beautiful garden. SHE grew up with Adirondack chairs, so that looks like a lovely place to just sit and enjoy the flowers.

    Does your mum have to have a bath when she's finished digging?

  16. I think all the flowers are soo beautiful.. Your right about them getting out of control just like life does,,

    We are thinking about your moms tumor- and we think its wise to get it out now!! We will remember to send good thoughts and prayers for her.

  17. Nice flowers! Hope everything goes ok wif da surgery.

  18. Oh, we're so sorry about your news. Let's hope it's not as invasive as the gooseneck!!! Your yard is beautiful!!!

  19. Your garden looks so beautiful and serene. We're sending your gram lots of positive thoughts and AireZen!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  20. Your mom's garden is gorgeous. When we were in Ireland, we learned that Rhododendrons grow there like crazy and cover entire hillsides and trees. I must have missed the info on your momma's tumor-but know I'll be praying for her and the doctors.
    Have a great day and stay close to her-it helps us to have our pups near us when we are stressed.
    Hugs and Love,
    Noreen & Hunter

  21. Prayers are with Mom, that's for sure!!!!

    Love, Gampy