Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
(George Cooper )

Most countries have set aside a day to honor Mothers, and the date varies by country. We celebrate Mother's Day in the US on the second Sunday in May. Click here to see the dates in other countries.

Below is one of my father's favorite photos of my mother.Carolyn Watts Quigley

Have you ever noticed the the WMN logo is a carnation? I chose the carnation because it is an very old motif in needlework. My daughter drew the logo which is found on my projects. I think it is quite fitting because the carnation represents maternal love. You can read more about the carnation here.


Margaret said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Ellen! I didn't know that about the carnation. It was my mother's favorite flower -- I think she would have liked the fact that it represents maternal love!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy Mother's Day Ellen.

Nancy said...

Happy Mother's Day Ellen! Thanks for telling about your logo. I have always loved carnations!

Your Mother was a stunning woman.

marylin & poussy said...

What a beautiful photo!...
Best regards of France