Sunday, April 03, 2011

The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la






The bride and the pregnant bridesmaid sat yesterday in the sitting room, on chairs which aren't normally there but are on transit out of the house, and discussed dresses. Cassie lent an air of gravitas to the proceedings. I think we made some progress, though possibly not enough.


Then today Daughter 2, Son and his young lady, Mr Life and I went to the Botanic Gardens. (Goodness, these photos have arranged themselves peculiarly.)




But while the rest of us went by car, Son's young lady ran there: 3.6 miles, according to Son. She phoned when she got there and Son went to meet her. Here they are, coming up the hill. How nice to be that fit...


Standing among the daffodils.
But then they all went away. Sirius is quite relaxed about this.


The garden is blooming, though. I hope some daffodils are left by the time our Australian cat-sitter arrives next week.

11 comments:

Ann said...

Happy Mothering Sunday, Isabelle. DS and his lovely wife came to stay this weekend and we too went to admire seas of daffodils. Now they have gone back home and all is quiet again. DD is ill in the US - thank heavens for Skype so that I can see for myself that she is at least getting better! Children should not be allowed to move away from their mothers :)

Frogdancer said...

Is Scott cat sitting again? Or is it another Aussie?

Fran said...

I don't go jogging. I so hate to show people up .....

Meg said...

Your Botanic Gardens are beautiful - we fell in love with them when we visited Edinburgh in 2008. (And you have taken such good care of our Wollemi pine too!)
All the very best with the dress hunting - hopefully, you and your lovely daughters will have a lot of fun along the way.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, the catlets will have an exotic cat sitter. I thought how fun that you had all the children home, and then I realized that it was Mother's Day weekend for you, which made it all perfect! Have DS and his young lady set a date?

persiflage said...

How lovely those flowers look. So many gorgeous daffodils. And the family looks so happy to be together.
I have just been re-reading One Good Turn and finding all Edinburgh setting quite fascinating.

Gillie said...

What a lovely weekend and you got to the Botanic, lucky duck. Our children didn't leave us - we left them :(

herhimnbryn said...

A wonderful family get together.

She ran? Ran? I am lost in admiration!

Stomper Girl said...

Gosh, that is quite a logistical problem, the bridesmaid dress. Thinking back to my preferred way of dressing with a 3-month old baby, I suggest something loose, with a button down top for easy access (should bubs need a feed), a nice shawl (for draping modestly over herself should bubs need a feed), and a co-ordinating spit rug to catch any baby vomits. New motherhood: it is a very glamorous time of your life.

libby said...

You really did do the mothering thing right Isabelle..all your children are part of your life and look like lovely people..have a pat on the back!

gossypia said...

your garden looks beautiful, Isabelle. Looking forward to walking around it!