Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pink Saturday

Good Morning Ladies:
You can feel the fall here in the mountains, our mornings are chilly, I get more Holiday spirit when this starts to happen than I get in December. I am going to be here at home for October this year for the first time in 22 years, We have worked the Gatlinburg craft fair for 22 years and always there for the whole month of October. I am so looking forward to the change of the leaves in our mountains. I will share them with you this year.
My contribution to pink Saturday will be short and sweet today. You have so many to visit and enjoy. Just click on the little pink lady on the left and it will take you to our Gracious host, Beverly. This beautiful plant has been in my home for 16 years. It is and Angel Wing Begonia, The leaves are shaped like angel wings and the sweet pink flowers hang in pods under the leaves. My Mom passed away 15 years ago this month and this beautiful plant was given to me as a gift when she was sick. She was a bed patient in my home for two years before passing away. I was so blessed to be able, along with my brothers and sisters to take care of her the last years of her life. Each year when this begonia blooms it brings beautiful memories of my Mom, and my first granddaughter was born just one week after my Mother passed. God takes one home and sends us another. Miranda will be 15 years old on Sept. 3rd. I move the begonia indoors for the winter and set it on my porch in the summer. Hope you enjoy your day and have a beautiful memory of your MOM.


bj said...

wHAT a lovely post.
Thank you so much for sharing.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Judy.

We are both thinking of our mothers today. They are truly one of God's most precious gifts. How special that your granddaughter was born so soon after your mother left to be with God.

I'm so glad you have this plant as a memory.

Abuela Beauty said...

Hi Judy!
I live in Argentina, and i remember that in my grandmother cottage, she had that begonia..and in other colors too...

Happy Pink Saturday!!
Besitos from Argentina!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a truly special post. I believe we both are thinking of our moms.

Shelia said...

How lovely and special to have this beautiful living memory of your Mother. Have a blessed Pink Saturday,
Shelia :)

Dawn said...

THat is such a wonderful story. I can see how each year when the plant blooms you are reminded of your mother.

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

g said...

Gosh I just love Angelwing begonias, and how wonderful you have one that reminds you of your dear mother.

Plants are treasures we can pass on and on and remember - and aren't you lucky to have this one as a keepsake.

Have a great pink Saturday.

We aren't feeling the autumn yet here in Southern California, but your post about the leaves was so vivid it almost made me smell the dry leaves of fall. Thanks!

Dana said...

Oh, I see my comment went Poof! I said your angel wing begonia reminds me of my mom's. She would also bring it in during the winter and put it our all summer. I have a plant from my Dad's funeral--it is 19 yrs. old! I hope I do this right this time! Happy PSat!


Happy Pink Saturday!

Are these begonia flowers?

~ Gabriela ~

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing such special memories with us.

Nihal said...

Smiling Hello Judy:)

Hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday. Your begonia and your sweet pink living memories are never forgetten, as pink is the unique smybol of pride and memory.

How amazing to see that love of Pink travels all over the world. Now it is in my hometown, Pink Istanbul today:)

N'JoY your day.

~N at CrossRoads

vickie said...

Beautiful post, Judy. Brought back memories of my mom. The begonia is beautiful.

Connie said...

That it survived is a tribute to your mom,I think, sweet chick friend!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dear mother. I love that plant. I'm so glad it brings you such joy. 16 yrs....I can't keep most of my plants alive for 16 days unless they are terribly hearty on their own!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

My Arts Desire said...

Sweet story on your angel wing begonia. I adore houseplants but have to admit that I've "lost" my fair share over the years due to "driver error". Or should I say neglect? So knowing you've kept this alive for 16 years is remarkable!

Happy Pink...

Suzie Button said...

Hi Judy, Thanks for the touching post and your pink is lovely!

MyBigMouth said...

Youre post was wonderful to read.
What a lovely way to remember you mother.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a lovely post....what a wonderful memory.
Mo :-)

Shirl said...

Hi Judy what a beautiful post, and such a sweet story about your mother. The begoinia is so pretty, I bought two this year and hubby and I were just talking about trying to bring it in when the weather gets cold. It's much to pretty to let it die.
BLessings, Shirl
Shirls ROse Cottage

Angie said...

that was a lovely post, Judy. how touching that your beautiful plant holds such wonderful memories of your Mom in its blooms.


Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

So glad you have this angel wing from your mother. I'll be posting ours soon as well, it was my husband's grandmothers. They just keep going and going don't they?!
They're such wonderful memories.

artis1111 said...

Lovely Post I live in Knoxville Tn. Kathy

Margie said...

What a lovely remembrance of your mother. And to have the plant for 15 years, wow! I don't believe I've ever seen one of those before, it's very beautiful!

Susan Hickam said...

What a lovely flower! Thanks for sharing about your mom. My mom passed away in 1995 and I miss her too. Happy Belated Pink Saturday.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Judy! Your plant is so pretty... girl, you are in my favorite place in the world.... the mountains! I bet it feels nice up there. Gatlinburg is where we vacationed in 2006. I fell in love with that place and I think I left a piece of my heart up there in those gorgeous mountains. I can just here the sound of trickling water running over beautiful rocks in those streams of water. That place made such an impression on me.... it is always fresh in my memory. Well, have a great weekend!


Deborah said...

What a lovely post and a very special begonia.

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Judy, what a great thing to remind you of your mother.

Nanna said...

Hapy belated pink saturday Judy LOL what a sweet post & you're right about the mountains getting beautiful around this time of year, Tenn. is our favorite place to jump in the car , spend the day & come back, we're planning a trip with all our grandaughters in a few weeks, that trip will have to be a spend the night trip LOL