Tuesday, November 23, 2010

give thanks


The candlestick and platter in my photo belonged to my mother, and I smile at her memory each time I use them. Whenever I light a candle in the candlestick, for me it brings her presence to our gatherings. I’m so grateful for the time I had with her, and a lifetime of warm, happy memories of her.
I was immediately drawn to this photo by pixelmama, of a canning jar that belonged to her mother, but even more I love the words she wrote to go along with it.
“I wanted to add something to the Mortal Muse group as the theme this week is Thankful. I have a lot to be thankful for and one thing I think about at the end of the growing season is canning. My mom passed away when she was only 43 and there is so many things I wish I could ask her.
She didn't teach me how to sew, knit or crochet; but she did teach me about the garden; how to plant it, tend it and harvest it. I spent much of my time, at the end of the growing season canning tomatoes, snapping beans and putting up jam. I remember grumbling about it back then. But now, many years later; I am so grateful that she taught me how to harvest my garden. I have all of her canning jars and her huge black canning kettle. I think of her now, with a smile on my face for every tomato I peel and every bean I snap”
Thank you so very much for sharing your blessings with us.

Maureen @ cottage 960
 
315/365: Thankful for Mothers & Perfect Mason Jars

thankful for mothers and perfect mason jars by pixelmama

13 comments:

Karen said...

Wonderful traditions. To capture in photos and share with sentiments of the season is truly a gift to all of us. Thank you.

Kirstin Mckee said...

So lovely of you both to capture your memories in such a poignant way.

urban muser said...

beautiful photos. and i love the words that pixelmama wrote about her mom.

tortugachick said...

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this here on the blog. This one I hold dear to my heart and I am deeply honored that you featured it. Your lovely image speaks to me so ... the thought of you lighting the cherished candle and kindling memories is priceless. ♥

*megula* said...

Absolutely beautiful... thank you so much for sharing :)

Kat Sloma said...

Maureen your photo is just gorgeous. So wonderful! And I love the colors in the photo and the story from pixelmama - a perfect pair!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Wonderful photos and textures.

jan said...

very nice still life shots!

Oliag said...

Beautiful...and touching.

michel said...

what a great pair! i just love your styling. you could work for a magazine Mo! we should probably start one together then. great shots, love the tributes.

Chris said...

Lovely images and words. Such a nice story to share.

blue elephant photography said...

i love your story :)

Expressions By Christine said...

Such a beautiful story...much to give thanks for. :o)

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