With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Morning Glories and Roses for Mosaic Monday

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Morning Glories and Roses for Mosaic Monday

Somehow the Morning Glories and Roses are still giving a lovely show through this summer of heat, humidity and d.r.o.u.g.h.t..  We had rain today but much more is needed.
When I was a child, our next-door neighbors were an older couple that were like grandparents to me.  Mrs. Paul was Lithuanian and a wonderful cook.  She would often send over plates of food from her kitchen for us to enjoy.  She made pierogi unlike any I have ever had since. They were filled with pork, simmered in water and served with butter and sour cream.  I will forever have that taste in my memory!
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Mr. Paul had the best garden I ever saw!  He used every inch of space on the side of their house in a typical suburbia home in the 60's.  Many times I would sit on a lawn chair and help them shell peas, often spilling the bowl and having to gather them out of the grass.
Perhaps I love Morning Glories so because Mr. Paul would always greet me with a cheerful,
 "Good Morning, Glory!"
Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!

23 comments:

Mildred said...

Beautiful blooms and such sweet memories. I often wonder if the folks we hold so dear knew the impact they had on our lives.

EG Wow said...

I love your original mosaic and how you played with it! Very arty!

Ann said...

Your flowers are beautiful and I love the effect on the second one. Your childhood neighbors remind me of an Italian couple that lived a couple houses over from us. Man that woman could cook.

A Garden of Threads said...

What a wonderful mosaic, the roses and morning glories make great companions. Pink and blue, perfect. Enjoy the week.

Snap said...

I love morning glories, too. Your blues are gorgeous. I have some pink glories. I planted seeds when we first moved in -- 10 years ago -- they didn't come up until 3 years ago and now, are spread throughout the yard! Sneaky!!!! Wonderful story about your neighbors ... lovely memories.

Julie said...

Your photographs are beautiful!! Those roses are amazing!!!

Dishesdone said...

Love both mosaics, the second is very creative! Such beautiful flowers, love the colors!

Vee said...

Love both of your mosaics and the memories, too. The second looks so Monet-like...very pretty.

Mary said...

So lovely! My dad used to plant morning glories every year, so they hold special memories for me, too. :)

Bobbi said...

Hi, Good to see you! Your photos and mosaics are very beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Shelia said...

OH, what a lovely post! Your flowers are so pretty together and you've made some lovely mosaics!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Julie Harward said...

Such a sweet story...and I LOVE the mosaic..so beautiful

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful story and sweet memories! I love home made pierogi. My dh is of Ukrainian heritage and his mom and aunt taught me how to make them.
Your flowers are lovely! Beautiful mosaic!

Laurie said...

I loved reading the personal connection to your beautiful mosiac of the roses and morning glories. I, too, had neighbors to our farm I grew up on who were like our third set of grandparents. How blessed I was, but did not know how much until I became a grandparent myself.

I also had a chance to see your other posts of your NY grands & their cousins on the rest of their visit - so wonderful that you captured it all in photos to cherish! I so love to see and read of these wonderful family times! God so blesses us, doesn't He!

With joy, dear friend,
Laurie

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful memory to carry with you. What a blessing some people can be in our lives-people that are unrelated except by proximity. I love that saying...I think it was part of that generation...my mother used to say that sometimes too...Good Morning, Glory! Doesn't that just put a smile on your face to even hear it?

My Morning glories are shot. The heavy winds we had earlier battered them to the ground. I have soooo neglected my yard this year that I see they have sprouted up here and there all by themselves...guess I need to get busy and transplant them back into their own area.

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and memories. Diana

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post and mosaic. I love your morning glories.

Ann said...

I like the first collage. It is like what God has made them to be.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, what beautiful flowers and your photographs are awesome! Love the second one too, great special effects!

Love the photograph of your dear neighbors too!

Nancy

Janean said...

my grandma had morning glories on all her fences every year.

mowing with a dress and flats? toooooo cute!!!!

Together We Save said...

Your pictures are wonderful those last 2 remind me of my grandparents!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a beautiful post and sweet tribute to your dear neighbors. Isn't it nice when they are so easy to love? Great collage and special effects too. You could frame that. It looks like a funky watercolor!

Dayle said...

Awww ... such a heartwarming post, Lorraine. We're blessed with great neighbors and what a blessing.

marie said...

Beautiful flowers ~ your garden must be a wonderful place!

Thank you for prompting me to remember some kind older neighbors from my past. I love sweet memories!

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