My mother loved, Siamese cats. The picture is
of our cat Fiona, my mother loved nature,
and lived on the Ottawa river for more than
40 years. Birds were a huge part of
the environment. Flowers were special for
my mother. She taught me to love them.
My mother was a fitness expert -- always
walking and swimming, and she loved
good food. Peaches are one fruit I
learned to love growing up with my
mother. What can I say -- few
flowers can beat the beauty of the
Morning Glory. My mother was definitely
a morning person, and quick to marvel
at the beauty of the natural world. I
remember going for long walks through
trees in full autumn glory with my mother.
Both of my parents were major fans
of fall beauty. My mother loved the
countryside and old houses. She herself
lived in quite modern houses, but she
would have loved the look of this one.
Surprisingly this house was in Toronto.
My mother was a supreme fan of
art, especially the art of the Renaissance.
She travelled extensively in Italy, and
had a photographic memory. She loved,
as I do, the work of Botticelli.
And of course my mother loved sunsets, and
was always pointing out the beauty of light
to me. I miss her so much.
My mother died about three weeks before her birthday --
10 years ago. Today is her birthday, and I miss her, like
I have every day since she's been gone.
I am putting this image on from 2020, because all of the
images in the photos are about things my mother taught me
to love. I am forever grateful for my mother's love, kindness,
generosity, and for how she inspired me to love the world.
Have a loving your life day.