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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  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 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 :)

  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 :)

  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!

  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

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

  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!

  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.



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