Saturday, February 16, 2013

Green Birds

I like to ponder over an apple. Sir Isaac Newton got inspired by a falling one, and Steve Jobs by a bite on it. I believe I can, when time is right.


My mother led me to her little garden during this New Year. I saw many little flowers, but she was so joyful to show me her little green birds.



My mother is eighty-four. She was a babysitter at the age of seven, and managed only to pass by many schools everyday. She does not know an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

She too never know her fifty two-years old son is trying his chance with an apple, while her green birds are ready to fly.

29 comments:

Laura. M said...

Good morning :))
I like your photo and your words. take good care of your mother, are remembered much, when they are gone.
Have a good weekend and a kiss to your mother.

Giga said...

Życzę, żeby Twoja Mama długo jeszcze podziwiała zielone ptaki. Pozdrawiam.
I wish that your mom has long admired the green birds. Yours.

eileeninmd said...

Rainfield, your little green birds are beautiful. Lovely photo. Nice story about your Mom, she is special! Have a happy weekend!

Freya Renders said...

Lovely photo and beautiful words !

Sharkbytes said...

They look ready to take flight! Best to your mom.

bailey-road.com said...

Love the little green birds!

betchai said...

beautiful shot, Rainfield, your mom is remarkable, the green birds bow to her.

Gunnar Hustad said...

A nice and interesting blog - I'll start following you :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Your mother and my mother are about the same age. They know more than any school could ever teach. :)

Buttons said...

Oh I love this my Mom is 84 but will 85 this year.
Your Mom had a wonderful son who is very wise.
Hope you get your apple:) B

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Love your Mother's birds ~ Hope your New Year is going well ~ ^_^

Juliana said...

spectacular image...

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the green 'birds'. And your mother sounds like someone I would like to know -- I love that she has such a creative mind and takes such joy in nature. It sounds like she's not a complainer even though she apparently hasn't had a real easy life. (She's a role model for me.. and at 72, I'm not all that far behind her!).

de engineur said...

Great find. I seldom see this kind of plant. Thanks for sharing.

Harshi said...

Really nice to hear about your mom Rain. Moms are always wise, cause it's their age and umpteen experiences that make them wiser than all. :)

Also the tiny green birdies are lovely too. :)

Icy BC said...

Oh you didn't just say that: your age that's it..Now, I don't feel so old :-)

Your mom's green bird gave her joy and she shares it with you! That's so sweet..and you in turn took a gorgeous photo for her.

You warm my heart today!

Nancy said...

Sounds like your mother really taught you some wonderful things. Thanks for sharing the "ittle green birds"...lovely!

George said...

I really like your mother's little green birds. I'm sure you will get very inspired by an apple.

Diane AZ said...

Your mother's little green bird flowers are very sweet, Rainfield, and I really like how you pictured them.

Debbie said...

our moms are wise but we can't tell them, it's like giving up!!

Malar said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you! Your mum must be very happy with green bird!

Cher said...

Blessed Lunar New Year to your family. I pray that your mother will live many more years to show her love to you in the form of a green bird.

Minoru Saito said...

Happy Luna New Year. We went to the subtropical island during New year. There were many Chinese and Korean people in the same hotel we stayed.
My mother had gone. I hope you and your mother have good days in many years.

Arti said...

Thanks for sharing little nugget about your mother. How very sweet, I love her green apples too. Have a nice day :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Awesome flowers that look like birds!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Happy Chinese New Year.
Yes I feel grateful that I can go and study while my mother never had a chance.

Steve E said...

I'd also love to see those green birds in your Mom's "little" garden.

Heck...what I'd REALLY enjoy is that hike which starts as steps and where most folks become visitors instead of hikers. (Hiking days are past--I have also become a visitor. Find me a chair and a coffee pot. (Get the picture? Smiles!)

missing moments said...

Beautiful little flower birds ... and I'm not sure that schools can teach wisdom.

RNSANE said...

I am sure your mother gave you much of your creativity. Lucky mother, lucky son.