G is for Gratitude.
On Thursdays I have been enjoying posting through the alphabet with Jenny Matlock et al and also taking time to cultivate a thankful heart with Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses. So gratitude is a more than appropriate theme for the day....
Can you imagine a two level Dutch Colonial house on a large corner plot filled with tall oaks and ancient magnolia trees? There are light purple and pink azaleas; old-fashioned rose bushes with chunky, soft buds; a Chinese cherry tree; and a fragrant, hidden lilac bush enclosed within a split-rail fenced backyard. What a playground for daydreams.
A fresh faced, brown haired lady sits on the front brick stairs with a red wooden door to her back. She sees a little girl climbing through the brush of a small hillside leading up from the street... and smiles.
My mother loves great stories, the theatre, antiques, walks on the beach, and all things beautiful. Together we shared many a trip to an antique shop or craftsman's fair when I was a girl. She has the eye and knack of a decorator. And a sensitive, thoughtful nature which shaped my entire childhood and continues to gently influence and bless my adult life.
Today on Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for my mother who celebrates her 70 somethingth :) birthday tomorrow.
I am also linking with Amy at Keeping Up with the Schultz Family, because our mothers share the same birthday. She is hosting Family Fridays.
Thank you to karen's whimsy for the vintage images.