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Monday, May 12, 2008

Bluebells and Cockleshells

 

Because of living overseas for many years, Mother's Day with my mother is a rare occurrence. So yesterday we left home at 7:30 am, caught the 9 am ferry and arrived at my sister's house around noon.
It was a wonderful surprise for my mom, whom I love so much. She is the one who has had an enormous influence in my life - her homemaking skills are beyond excellent, creativity abounds in everything she does, and she's a godly woman who prays faithfully for all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At 71, she's one of my inspirations.

After we got home around 8:30, my husband and I took a walk and I found these sweet bluebells growing beside a path. They are everywhere these days, nodding delicately on their stems. I plunked them into a jar and set them on the windowsill beside a bunch of herbs from our yard. They looked so pretty, I snapped a few pics.

 


So tiny and perfect. Do you remember jumping rope to "Bluebells and Cockleshells, eevy, ivy over?" It seems like a long time ago - do children still jump rope to those rhymes?
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7 comments:

  1. Hi Lorrie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Your bluebells are lovely! And it sounds like you had a nice visit with your mom.

    Funny you asked about kids jumping rope...my cousin and I were just talking about that.
    Her oldest daughter is 21 and has no clue about the jump rope rhymes. I am determined to teach them to her 4yr old sister, though. LOL

    Kimberly :)

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  2. I didn't realize those were bluebells! They're all over the place and yet I never thought to give a name to them. Duh. I remember seeing tons of them in the Cotswolds in England, but didn't look at them too closely :)

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  3. I don't know, having raised boys, about girls jumping rope. I hope to teach my grand daughter some of the old jump rope rhymes though. I hope girls still do that!

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  4. Lorrie,

    I love the pic of the blue bells, how pretty! I bet your mom was just thrilled you were there for Mother's Day.

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

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  5. These flowers are really beautiful and delicate !
    Thanks for sharing !

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  6. Good Morning,

    I love the bluebells! I have planted some this year, but they are not up yet.
    I never heard the jump rope rhyme about blue bells. We did: Cinderella dressed in yellow, went up stairs to kiss her fellow, made a mistake and kissed a snake, how many doctors did it take.
    Kinda gruesome isn't it!
    Blessings
    Linda

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  7. We don't get bluebells here, so thank you so much for posting the pictures for me to see. They look like the loveliest, daintiest little things... I would love to see some in person someday.

    :-)
    Christi

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