Thursday, July 12, 2007


My mother, Helen, was born on this day in 1935. I can remember, as a child, collecting handfuls of this wild flower to honor her birthday. I never noticed until I was older that this blossom didn't really have a very sweet smell and that most folks thought it was just a roadside weed. But my mother and I both appreciated the beautiful intricacies of the tiny white blooms and its fascinating name, "Queen Anne’s Lace," (Daucus carota).


nic beery said...

happy birthday mom. we all thought about you more than usual today.
i love you, you are in my heart.

Raike said...

How sweet birthday bouquet... FTD offers many beautiful flowers for birthday!!