Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Spring Iris from My Mom


Hello everyone and happy spring! I've been thinking about my mom a LOT lately. Spring was probably her favorite season. She loved her flowers so and was always thrilled to have everything bloom. This Iris was the first to bloom for me this year and she gave me these cuttings. I felt like it was her saying hello and happy spring. Perhaps that seems silly but I don't think so. I try to stay aware of any little way she is still here. I have a jade plant that was in her room at the nursing home and it is absolutely thriving in my kitchen window. I'll have to share a photo!

Over the years she gave me many flowers from her yard. I have Iris, Aster, Black Eyed Susans and Lily of the Valley from her yard here at my home. I know I can't do her justice as a gardener as I did not inherit her green thumb. I wish I did! However, these perennials seem to do well.

My girls have had some fun milestones this spring and I will sometimes think to myself, "I need to tell mama." Or "I need to show mama these pictures." My youngest daughter had junior prom and my oldest daughter just got a new summer job here in Nashville at a healthy restaurant - True Food. My mom was always so proud of all her grandchildren.

I know she is with us even though I cannot physically see her.

She loved springtime and the sun. I can almost hear her telling me to go sit in the sun and enjoy it. 

 Miss Callie is doing well and loves my two other dogs (and least the dogs tolerate the cat.) Mama was not a fan of my cat but he is here to stay and I've grown attached to him.

 Hope you all are doing well. Enjoy the spring and all of its beauty!