Monday, June 7, 2010

Lily Mosaic and Grandma Update

The lilies are amazing this year.
Conditions seem to be suiting them

I put these in last year after
they had already bloomed. They were
among the plants we got in the Spring
that had been "Easter Flowers". 
So, I didn't know 
what color they 

However, I am very pleased. 

Even better, they are already spreading.
So, next year I should have a pretty
full area of lilies in a hard to plant
part of the flowerbed. 
It is hard to
dig there because of 
tree and shrub roots.

In Grandma news....
Grandma continues to need 
the respirator.
The good news, though, is that they 
allowed her to be less sedated and 
she had a good visit with her
son and daughter yesterday.

While she can't speak she communicated
in her own way and they all 
"sang" many hymns.

Music is so very important
to this part of my family.
I have posted before about being a young
girl visiting them and how we sang
the whole time we were in the car
to ....anywhere!
In harmony.
My Granddad had 
an amazing bass voice.
Loved that!!!!!

So, I am very happy for her
that she was with her kiddos and that 
they shared one of her greatest joys.

Her time at this level of consciousness will
most likely be limited to the times she
has visitors because of the pain she is in.
But, the music likely has its own pain
reducing properties.

I am linking up with Mary's 
Mosaic Monday.
Click Here to see the creativity 
across Blogland.

ReminderSaturday is our
Blogger Meet at Longwood Gardens.
Comment or e-mail if you can come and 
I haven't heard from you yet.
All Bloggers are welcome.


Tracy said...

The pink on those lilies is breathtaking, Becky..oh, so LOVELY! And I am so glad Grandma is holding steady... hope all will be well for her. :o) Happy week ((HUGS))

Pondside said...

The colour of the lilies is so beautiful!
I was at Longwood Gardens years ago when we lived in Chester County PA - How I wish I could pop in there for a visit!

SmilingSally said...

Music is important at my house too, Becky, especially songs of Christ's love.

Denise@alloverroses said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my bog this morning. Your lily mosaic is gorgeous. Mine haven't started to bloom yet. You got lucky too the color is wonderful!
Have a great week!

Vee said...

Such scrumptious colors! Love it!

Interesting to read the your grandmother still enjoyed her music time. That's pretty incredible. (My nan can no longer tolerate the sound of the piano that she played all her life and if I sing or hum, she asks for silence. Should I be offended? Ha!)

Hope that you have a great get-together at the Garden.

Elena said...

Your lilies are beautiful! We have had a very cool spring so my lilies are still in a tight bud. Hopefull with the warm weather coming this week they will pop open soon. I'm so glad that you grandma was able to visit with her kids. I will keep her in my prayers.

Barb said...

Becky, your pictures are stunning! I adore the softness to the flowers and your photographic talents. Gorgeous!

Barb ♥

Meri said...

Becky - I love lilies and mine here in the Pacific NW aren't to the blooming stage yet, so it's a treat to get to see lilies in bloom. Glad to hear there's a little improvement in your grandmother's health. Those are scary times.

Joyce said...

Music certainly lightens the heart and I am glad they could lift your GMs sedation a bit for her to hear everyones voices in song. Your lilies are so pretty. Mine are just starting to bloom a bit here on HH island. It is so hot here I have to water my flowers 2xs a day now. Even too hot for me to go to the beach today but may go later to walk when it cools off.

jlshall said...

Music is a wonderful way to share emotions and moments. And it really does have restorative powers.

Your lilies are an amazing color! I can understand why you were pleased.

Happy Monday! from Joy @ Joysweb

Wendy said...

Your lilies are beautiful! I found your daughter's blog first...going to share it with my Maddie who is 13yrs old. Hope you are having a great day!

Brittany Ann said...

I love that the family is helping to "treat" her with hymns! That's so beautiful! Praying for the family

Bobbi Ann said...

Hi, very beautiful! I hope that you have a lovely new week!

Anonymous said...

WE sang a lot of songs while sitting with my dad in his last days!

Karen said...

Your lilies are pretty! I continually battle the common orange ones growing on the hillside next to our house. If they were like yours, they could stay.

Glad to hear your grandma is able to visit a bit with her kids. Sorry she's in so much pain, though.