Random Acts of Living

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mother's Nosegay

This first picture isn't a flower but I liked the way it blurred on the butterfly's glitter...
A nosegay is a small bunch of flowers, so I'm using the term loosely, having a small number of pictures of flowers. Below is the floral arrangement my brother sent my mother for Mother's day.
The next two roses are from mother's rose bushes.
No touching up was necessary on either shot.
This pink honeysuckle I bought for my mother several years ago for Mother's day.
I have fond childhood memories of sitting under a neighbor's honeysuckle vines and pulling "honey" from the flowers and eating it. Mmmmm...


Kansas A said...

I've never grown a honeysuckle... I wonder if it would grow in our cold winters? It's very pretty. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Moon....just hey.
About the antique Kansas postcards. I have only put a small percent (of what I own) on my website. That is a great idea though. I could devote a whole blog just to cards with Kansas subjects on them.
However, that's quite an investment in time.
For now, let me drop a link to the cards I have made available. Many of them are to/from KS residents. A few are about KS. One of my favorites is the letter to Wichita from a foxhole on Iwo Jima during that ww2 battle!

Moonshadow said...

Kansas - what zone are you in? I've found a post of someone in Ottawa that is growing honeysuckle and has asked about how to prepare it for winter... http://www.thegardenhelper.com/honeysuckle.htm
Looks like it's a pretty hardy plant. Doing this search I found out something I didn't know, the fruit of the honeysuckle, though birds like it, is poisinous. I didn't even realize it HAD berries.

sekan - I'll have to check out your link. I've posted vintage postcards to my blog to, but they don't have photos on them. I'll leave you a link at your blog.

Lisa said...

The flowers are beautiful, but I absolutely love the pink honeysuckle. As a little girl, I loved drinking the nector from yellow and white honeysuckles.

Moonshadow said...

Welcome to my blog Lisa! The honeysuckle in my youth were yellow also!