a post for my mother

Today is my mother's 100th birthday. 

My mother never understood my garden, thought it was weird, dirty and untidy. Couldn't understand why I kept pulling things out and moving things around. One day we sat down and I explained it to her. It's about creating garden pictures, I said. She got it. Since then she's appreciated and loved it. 

Lately she's not been so active, and hasn't been to visit for a while. Last time she visited she sat at the computer and looked at a slide show of my garden and nature photos.

This post is dedicated to my mother. 100 of my favourite photos. Happy birthday,  Mum.










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  1. Beautiful post! Beautiful Lady! Happy Birthday to your Mother. Best wishes all around.

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  2. What an absolutely beautiful tribute! Wishing you both every happiness! Lots of love from Bev

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  3. What a lovely present for your Mum, Happy Birthday to her and I hope you have a wonderful time together on her special day.

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  4. To have her still, Catmint, is a great blessing. Obviously, your mother's wide awake. Good luck to you both!

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mother !!! She doesn't look that old !!!

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  6. Dear Catmint,
    What a lovely post. Your photographs are lovely and, I think, a wonderful present as well as homage to your Mother. I wish her a happy birthday.
    Bye for now
    Kirk
    PS
    My own grandmother lived to be 100 (she would have been 105 on Friday actually)

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    1. so you've got centenarian genes too ... will we still blogging in our 100s?????????

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  7. Next year, my mother will be 100. Yours is a lovely present. Happy birthday to Catmint's Mum!

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    1. hope she makes it, Diana, and that you all have as wonderful a celebration as we've had - and are still having.

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  8. Oh, what a date! Happy, happy Birthday to your Mom, dear Catmint!

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  9. Happy Birthday to your mum Catmint.

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  10. What a wonderful idea! I love the photo tribute. :o) I can't imagine living to 100. My parents both died of cancer in their 50's. Happy happy birthday to your mother. She must have a lot of stories to tell!

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    1. Dear Tammy, How very sad to lose both parents so young. My dad died in his fifties from cancer, and mum later met someone else, only to lose him 10 years later to cancer too.

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  11. Beautiful pictures, beautiful sentiment, beautiful people! Thanks for allowing us a glimpse of your joy!

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  12. Lovely! Happy Birthday Catmint's Mum!

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  13. Wonderful! A very happy birthday to your Mum!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your Mum. Beautiful photo's to celebrate her 100 years!

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  15. HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, CATMINT'S MUM <3

    What a lovely tribute post.

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  16. Happy birthday to you Catmint's mum. What a lovely tribute for a full and wonderful life Catmint...love this!

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  17. Oh, that is so sweet! Happy birthday to your mom, and continuing garden fun to you!

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  18. Happy birthday to your Mum! 100 is an impressive milestone. My mother's birthday is on Saturday. She is 88. I wish I could be home (Nova Scotia) for her birthday celebration at my brother's home.
    Lucky for me, my Mum and I share a love of gardening. We don't always see eye to eye on the directions my life has taken however, so I can empathize with your Mum's lack of understanding your garden. I am glad that your she has come to appreciate it more recently. I am sure it helps you feel a closer connection to her. I send my best wishes to you both across the many miles.

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  19. That's a lovely idea, Cat.

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  20. I'm never sure if my comments 'take' this may be a duplicate.

    Lovely, lovely -- your Mother and your garden. My mother was the inspiration for much of my gardening, perhaps not the same plants nor methods but a love of seeing things grow.

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  21. Gorgeous pictures Catmint and happy birthday to your mum.

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  22. What a sweet way to celebrate her birthday! It's nice when we feel our momma's understand our passion. I don't think my mom really gets it, but I do know she loves to sit on the swing and listen to the birds!

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  23. What a lovely dedication! Your mother must be very healthy for her age to reach the milestone of 100. That is wonderful! And your collages of your garden are beautiful.

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