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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
Through my blog I am
seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.
I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
Most recently I have been enjoying exploring other art genres, including Eco-dyeing.
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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Mother's Day love

On the second Sunday in May we celebrate Mother's Day in Australia, and I spent a lovely afternoon with my family at a late lunch/afternoon tea at a brewery restaurant, the Moody Cow, in the Ferguson Valley. But it felt strange not to be planning and cooking a meal for my mother today. I missed her.

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Today I have been wondering where the years have gone, as I think about my mother who I lost in 2012, my daughter-in-law who lost her Mum suddenly and unexpectedly in 2008 while my daughter-in-law was carrying her second son, and my husband's mother who we are watching decline through dementia which has taken her back to when she was a young Mum. She talks about her own mother often. 

It is a happy-sad time as I remember times and incidences from those passing years, and I my heart goes out to my daughter-in-law who misses her mother as much today as she did when she died. She lost her mother too soon. How much she needed her then as a young mum, and still needs her today. 
When she died I cried over what her grandsons and granddaughter would miss without their GranDora in their lives. 

And I think about the passing of the years, and how we should treasure every moment of them. I don't know if we do at the time......
What happened to these young women?  When we look in the mirror do you still see the young woman who was? Or do you see on older woman, but still feel inside like that young woman but with more knowledge and experiences.
Our mother nutures us, and then the circle turns as we become mothers to our own children and, for some of us, to our parents.

Below is a picture of my sister and my Mum during a summer beach house holiday 1958 when I was 3. That's me on the right.

And here I am with my two beautiful sons on the beach in May 1982 - Paul was nearly 3 and Mark 9 months.  Paul has is own two beautiful sons now.

 and with my Mum and her first great-grandson - my first grandson - in December 2007 on his first birthday. 

 Those memories are precious, and I know our mother's will be forever in our hearts

These countries celebrate mother's day on the second Sunday in May - Australia, USA, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, FInland, Germany, Greeces, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and Turkey. 

If you have celebrated Mother's Day today I hope if you have you have had a lovely day with your Mum and your family. If your Mum has passed on I hope you are blessed with special memories of her.

 Thanks for stopping by. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. Have a wonderful week.

I am linking up to Mosaic Monday, Our World Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, What's It Wednesday.  Please click on the links to see fabulous contributions from around the world - virtual touring at its best!

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I love my roses - so here is another......


  1. I love the name Moody Cow very appropriate for a restaurant/brewery. Your photos are beautiful as always Jill, being a mother is the most precious time, I feel very much for those that don't have that opportunity and am glad to see that changes are afoot for adoption xxx

  2. Memories are the best way to keep our loved ones alive. Your photos are really beautiful.

  3. Beautiful roses, and lovely memory shots. I can't believe how fast time goes, and that living that goes on. I don't see a young woman when I look in the mirror anymore, but I still feel like one.

    1. interesting isn't it - I think I still feel the same as I did when I was younger - but my body sometimes tells me I am not! I wish I knew back then what I know now.

  4. What a lovely post - so many gorgeous rose shots.

  5. Those roses are absolutely glorious (as my Mum would say)! I am one of the lucky ones who still has her Mum with her and although I sometimes forget, after reading this I will ensure that I treasure every moment that I have left with her while she is still living. Thank you for reminding me of how important mothers are.

    1. they truly are - I think some of us don't realise at the time.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to Mother's Day.

  7. I think that you met 1982 instead of 1892 Jill, otherwise you are doing amazingly well for your age ;) I so hope you enjoyed Mothers Day, I am still celebrating. This floral mosaics are all so beautiful. I received an Orchid and I am hoping I do not drown it like I need my last one. Maybe our friend Arija from Australia as well can give me pointers. Happy week Jill~

    1. oops - you are right! l982! thanks for letting me know! Enjoy your orchids.

  8. Beautiful shots of your roses. Thanks for the blog visit and nice comment! :)

  9. Beautiful flowers!! Boom & gary.

  10. Your roses are beautiful!

    (Glad to hear that you are joining us over at CG!)

  11. So beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. So lovely to see each of the generations! Also really beautiful roses!

  13. Such a lovely post both picture and verse. You summed it up so perfectly ....
    Hope your day was wonderful, too.

  14. Oh, what a touching lovely post. The blue photo is simply breathtaking. Amazing. Just like our mother's love.


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