187/366 Roses of Yesterday

When it came to flowers and elegance, my mother was unmatched. Her arrangements–always–were a delightful meeting of color, line, and space, that to me, symbolized her “oneness” with nature.

Of all her arrangements, my favorites were the single blooms she placed in glass bowls. Even as a child, these held magic–a kind of floating beauty–seemingly suspended by air and water. To me, it was perfection, before even I knew what the word meant. I just knew it was special.

It somehow does not have quite the same effect when I do it–but I do know that it does allow me to pause and find the magic again if only for a moment or two.

“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

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For today: Roses of Yesterday

Roses of Yesterday

Roses of Yesterday


14 thoughts on “187/366 Roses of Yesterday

  1. This is so soft and delicate Meg and a wonderful way to remember your mother, and love the quote from “Anne of the Island”. I’ve just given my daughter my set of ‘Anne’ books for her daughters to read when they get older. The form of writing in them is so different to now-a-days with all the beautiful descriptions of places and things.

    • I know Lee-I really enjoyed the “Anne” books too-and I was thrilled to find this quote-it brought back a lot of happy summer memories devouring those books-Thanks so much for visiting!

    • Oh thank you Julie-it was kind of tough to write, but am glad I did! The responses I have received from some women privately has suggested that many share wonderful memories of mothers, gardens and flowers-

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