Today would have been my husband's "granny's" 93 rd birthday so we are honoring her spirit. she was a pure country gal at heart and taught me many things. it always amazed me how women from her age were excellent cooks in that they did not measure anything! she enjoyed teaching me old family recipes so tonight we will indulge in a few of her favorites. I really clicked with her as she and my mother were only a week apart in age. we lost our beloved granny two years ago. Granny loved all kinds of plants and wildflowers, this photo was taken on a hike and I immediately felt Granny's spirit as the wind began to blow. today we will also plant some wildflower seeds and hope they take flight. I am sure that they will with Granny's spirit guiding us.
Tomorrow marks my mother's 93rd birthday, I really miss her perils of wisdom and I carry her in my heart everyday. Tomorrow one of my sister's and our eldest niece will be hiking the 5 mile hike of the "Path of the Padres" I did this a few years ago and was completely out of shape hopefully I am in much better shape. My mother was a devout catholic so taking this hike on this day seems fitting. there is also another tradition that I will be doing in honor of my mother which is when I was a young girl my mother would take me on her birthday to get a "shamrock shake" (she loved those) so every year my husband, daughter, son and I get a shamrock shake. or if we are unable to we make our own. I look forward to tomorrow has I know I will be feeling my mother's spirit beside me.