I picked this gorgeous full blown peony to honor our mothers. Thursday afternoon I was strolling around the Birmingham Botanical Gardens seeing what was in bloom. A nice lady stopped me and said, "The peonies are GORGEOUS, go right up that path!". I smelled their sweet frangrance before I ever saw them. How right she was. I had a hard time tearing myself away.
The bottom photo is a rare family shot. Usually the grandchildren are the subject of all our photos, and I rarely make an appearance in front of the camera! My son- in- law Jason, caught my daughters Kathleen and Melissa with me on Easter. They are both terrific moms and I am very proud of them. I wanted you to meet them. They're going to strangle me for posting it. Shhhh, don't tell them!!
I leave you with some words of wisdom from one of my all time favorite authors, Erma Bombeck. I regret I never got to meet her. I think we were kindred spirits!
“When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.”
I resemble that remark.
14 days from today, we'll be staggering around Charles DeGaulle Airport, bleary- eyed and sleep deprived looking for a French taxi driver that drives an SUV capable of hauling all of our luggage. HA! How do you say , "When pigs fly" en français?
Merci Alice for: "When pigs fly" or "Quand les poules auront des dents" ("When hens have teeth")