It is Mother's Day here and in the USA - England too this year?
This is for all the mums-to-be and for all the mums-who-are:
But the best of it all is for the mums-who-were. For my Mum:
and a close-up for Jillian's Mum:
and another for my non-blogger friend Cathy:
who is both Mum and Mum-less.
I love these chrissies - they are flowering just down the road. I love the obvious small flower formations in the centres - makes it really obvious that they have hundreds of individual flowers in the centre of the "flower." Why chrissies? ChrysantheMUMs are the flower of choice for Mother's Day here. They hit the peak of their flowering around now and the disbuds are so spectacular.
Treasure your Mum - you only get one. Even a good mother-in-law can't make up for a mum who will kick you in the backside and tell you to get on with it, or pick you up and take you shopping when things are tough, a mum who can embarrass you with tales of your lack of derring-do as a child...
Happy Mother's Day!