Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day


My earliest memory of Mom was her scent. Whenever she leaned over to pick-me up, I was bathed in jasmine, her favorite perfume.

Today, my Mom lives on the other side of the world and we don't see each other often. But the heady evening scent of the jasmine vine, climbing up my courtyard wall, keeps her close to my heart...

For that special bond we share, this is dedicated to all the mothers and daughters out there:


Martina McBride - In My Daughter's Eyes (LIVE)

20 comments:

Kate said...

The photo of the flower and vines with the droplets of water is a lovely tribute to your mother. I hope that she sees this and reads your words. She must miss you!

Monica said...

It's Mother's Day here today too! And I also have posted a flower in a tribute to my mom! Yours is a beautiful photo.

Happy Mother's Day to all!

Nikon said...

I hope that you can get in touch.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

If you are a mother, Happy Mother's Day. If you're not, Happy Mother's Day to your mom.

:-)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Speaking of scent, my friend and I went to dinner at a Lebanese restaurant a couple weeks ago. For dessert, we decided to try something totally foreign -- a cheese cake flavored with rose water and topped with whipped cream and chopped pistachio nuts.

Well, I was kinda grossed me out because my grandmother used rose oil as a fragrance. So when I tasted the rose scented cheese cake, it felt like licking my grandmother.

Eewwwwwwwwww!!!

Moi said...

thats a beautiful pic, Isabella for ur mom and all the moms :)I too wish I cud see my om more often :(

Jilly said...

Lovely photograph. I love this particular plant - have it climbing up a wall and it's in full bloom now. The restaurant in the village is covered in it.

I too wish all the mothers today, a happy day.

alice said...

Yes, i'm a mother of two, so thank you, Isabella. Mother's Day will be in two weeks in France. I have lost my mother 11 years ago, so this day, i try to stay concentrated on my children...

Peter said...

All my best wishes to you, all mothers who already commented - and to all other mothers as well!

Frank said...

Your Mom looks very young in that video :-)
Happy Mother's Day!

GMG said...

Happy Mother's Day for all those who celebrate today! We had it last Sunday. It seems that some will celebrate on the last Sunday in May. It looks hard to get agreement on some pretty simple things...

Martel said...

beautiful homage, in France the Mother's Day, it is on June 3.

I do not make party of the family of the DP, because I can poster that twice by week, and that is
not enough. good Sunday

my blog photographs on Martel

alice said...

Yes, Martel is right and i was wrong: French Mother's Day will be on June 3.

Oya said...

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers....Isabella, what I remember is Chanel 5...

Kala said...

Hiya!

Its great that you still have fond memories like that! I am listening to your youtube as i write this comment and although I have never heard of this singer, she has a beautiful voice and a wonderful song - as always, I enjoy your postings!!!

JAM said...

I love the smell too, what a nice way to always be reminded of your mother.

ruth said...

Ah, jasmine. Even the word is delicious. I remember how my mom smelled, but it wasn't her perfume. Her face powder was fresh and fragrant. Nice memory.

Anonymous said...

I love this song it's beat of my heart !!!

Michael said...

Isabella, this was the best post I've seen for Mother's Day amongst the DP blogs. As you know, I grew up in Florida and can always remember the night blooming jasmine in our back yard. Whenever I smell it somewhere now, I think of my mother who left this world last year. Thank you for the memory.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Thank you Isabella for this lovely homage to all mothers of the world! I am a mother of two and I am enchanted with this tribute and this beautiful music. A belated Happy Mothers Day to all!