Aunt Alice’s flower

La fleur de Tante Alice

Aunt Alice’s flower.

Dimanche dernier 7 juin, c’était la fête des mères en France. Janine a eu la surprise de voir ses enfants venir avec leur part d’un excellent repas. Après le repas nous avons fait une promenade dans le jardin où une photo a été prise

Janine with children

Last Sunday June 7 it was Mothers’Day in France. Janine got the surprise to see her childreen coming with their part of an excellent meal .After the meal we had a wallk in the garden where une photo was taken

Puis, en allant plus loin, nous sommes entrés dans le potager bordé de pommiers, de cerisiers et de poiriers. En dessous de l’un d’eux, nous avons vu des fleurs bleues «ce sont les fleurs de tante Alice» dis-je.

Cette tante de Janine nous a donné cette fleur à notre arrivée à Amiens en 1986. Elle est décédée en 1997 et depuis lors ces fleurs, cette variété de campanules, nous la rappelle. D’autres fleurs ou arbustes nous rappellent les chers membres de la famille ou les régions où nous vivions auparavant

Avez-vous des fleurs ou d’autres choses qui vous rappellent de chers souvenirs?


Bellflower campanule

Then, going further, we entered the vegetable garden bordered of apple-trees , cherry trees and pear trees . Below one of them we saw blue flowers flower «  they are aunt Alice’s flowers » I said.

This Janine’s aunt gave this flower when we came in Amiens in 1986. She passed aways in 1997 and since then those flowers, a variety of bellflowers, recall her to us . Others flowers or shrubs recall us dear family members or areas we lived before

Do you have flowers or other things that recall you dear remembrances ?

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99 Responses to Aunt Alice’s flower

  1. eastgoeseast says:

    Very nice! Must have been wonderful having your entire family there. We planted a cherry tree for my daughter when she was small and now it is quite big and full of delicious cherries. All the best!

  2. Melanie Funderburk says:

    Such a beautiful family, Michel. I know you are very proud of all of them. You and Janine together are a wonderful couple. ❤️

  3. calmkate says:

    What a gorgeous family photo, the family resemblance is amazing … what a fine looking bunch! And the garden looks lovely, perfect weather 🙂

    Many plants hold memories for me but jade and aloe vera are the two most important 🙂

  4. I had no idea France’s Mother’s Day was June 7th! Looks like you and family celebrated nicely. Ours was in May and I was devastated to not see my mom this year. Nor did my brother for fear of COVID 19. I love your question about plants and shall think and maybe write about it soon.

  5. blb1 says:

    The Belle’s flower is lovely. We have a couple plants from Scott’s yard, a spider lily and a TX wild rose. A red oak tree in our back yard was planted by our son. The last time he saw it he couldn’t believe how large it had grown. Some white iris plants came from a pool friend who just died this year. Most things with memories are on the walls of our home.

  6. puffpop says:

    A wonderful picture of family. Flowers always give me joy. i see the gerbera daisies when I walk the yard in the morning. They come in so many colors and last a long time…even cutting and putting them into a bouquet…They seem to smile. My favorite have always been yellow roses…All roses are beautiful. Red roses have a lovely fragrance and speak of love. Yellow roses are sunshine captured.

    Bluebells are gentle, kind and peaceful.

  7. attatudy says:

    Sounds like a wonderful mothers day. I have many things that remind me of family members. I have a tiny blue cut glasa dog with a collar and. Small crystal or fake diamond eyes. He is about an inch in size. My granfathee got it out of a gumball machine and gave it to my grandmothee when she was 18. She eore it around her neck on small chain
    .that waa 1931

  8. mrswrangler says:

    I have a peony in remembrance of my dad. My Aunt gave me my iris starts and I think if her when they bloom. My mom gave me lillies.

  9. Nancy Clark Hislop says:

    I always enjoy seeing pictures of your lovely garden and your lovely family! We have some flowers that came from the garden of Dan’s grandmother. She died in 1984. It is nice to have that reminder of her in our yard. She was French Canadian and could speak French.

  10. wissh says:

    Yes, since Dylan’s death I associate everything purple with him. So I look for and plant purple flowers. My favorites are deep purple irises, just beautiful. Belated mother’s day wishes to Janine, I’m glad all the kids came to see her.
    Love, Christine 💜

  11. cocosangel says:

    Happy Mother’s day Janine. Looks like it has been a wonderful day for her, and your whole family.

  12. Oui. L’hibiscus, la fleur de mon enfance…I still always rejoice when I see one to this very day 🌺❤

  13. Lavinia Ross says:

    What a beautiful way to remember Janine’s aunt! We have many plantings here for people and animals we have known. It is a gift of life to remember them with flowers, shrubs and trees.

    Much love to you, Janine and the family. ❤

  14. atagrandma says:

    I am happy your family was able to be together. Love the picture. Oleander bushes and trees remind me of my childhood. We had 2 oleander trees in our yard. I think I’ve told you about them before. I remember their scent. Another scent or smell that reminds me of childhood, is the scent of an oriental rug store, with hundreds old rugs rolled up and standing on end. Unfortunately my sense of smell is lessening. When we visited the rug factory in Armenia my brother was disappointed that I didn’t smell the rugs. I told him I’d rather lose my sense of smell that my eyesight or hearing. I am blessed.

  15. What a beautiful post and a beautiful family!

  16. love seeing your beautiful family. The flowers are lovely.

  17. murisopsis says:

    Lovely! Lilacs always remind me of my Grandmother Tena and columbine reminds me of my mother! I just planted some columbine… The Bellflower is very pretty but pales when compared to the bouquet composed of all your children and grandchildren!

  18. suester7 says:

    It’s wonderful seeing your whole family gather to celebrate Mother’s Day.

    I’ve never grown anything in my whole life before, but I’m partial to roses, lilies, gerberras and forget-me-nots.

  19. Caro says:

    C était une très bonne journée, bon clin d oeilpour ma tante Alice. Bonne journée je t embrasse

  20. Susan Joos says:

    Mother’s Day was different this year as we did not see any family. We are still isolating; still haven’t seen anyone or been anywhere! I did not realize there was a different date celebrated there. It sounds like you had a lovely day. I have a lot of memories associated with different flowers and plants. Red roses for my Mom & Dad, climbing roses for my Grandma (Mom’s Mother), Hollyhocks for my Grandpa (Mom’s side) – he loved them & my Grandma did not, Rose of Sharon for my Dad’s parents, who named their daughter Sharon, and had several of the bushes in their yard. Cannas & rhododendrons for my husband, snapdragons for my daughter, Dogwood trees for me! I am thrilled to have several dogwood sprouts to nurture this year. Lots of memories associated with flowers and plants!

  21. Marion says:

    How lovely to see your latest family photo, Michel! 🙂 A very happy belated Mother’s Day to Janine. I can well imagine it was a wonderful day for her, especially with family members bringing part of the meal. Those flowers are so delicate – such a pretty colour. ❤

  22. Julie says:

    What a lovely photograph of all the family. I hope some of the rain that we have been getting here for the past few days will come your way to help your garden after such a dry May. I still have my Mum’s houseplants that I have kept growing since she passed away.

  23. so nice to have memories of this aunt 🙂
    at home, i had ‘forget me nots’ for mike
    they came up every year, if i helped them with reseeding the year before or not
    i didn’t bring any with me, as i don’t have a garden
    but when griffin and i walk the neighbourhood, i often see some in peoples’ gardens and smile for a sweet moment ❤

  24. Rachel says:

    My “Gram” loved Peonies, Lilacs, and Hollyhocks. My other grandmother love Poppies, Sweet William and Iris.
    The flowers always bring memories flooding back.

  25. cjjustice1 says:

    What a lovely family you and Janine have produced! I always love hearing about them. A very special Mother’s Day for a very special mother and grandmother!!
    Those flowers are so beautiful! I love flowers, though I don’t know many names. How special to think of them as Aunt Alice’s! I have many things that bring blessed memories to my mind. Bougainvilleas and banana “trees”, and mango and duhat trees all bring back beautiful, fragrant, and delicious memories of my childhood homes in the Philippines. 💕

  26. LGail says:

    My Grandmother gave me a deep red colored gladiolus to plant in my garden. It was beautiful! A few years later she passed away and at her graveside I saw an arrangement of flowers with only one red gladiolus just like she had gave to me. I looked at is as a sort of gift from her.

  27. Anne says:

    M E R V E I L L E U S E p h o t o d e FAMILLE !
    Splendides vous tous !

    Et Alice était le prénom de ma maman, une fleur … qui aimait les fleurs bien évidemment !

    Amitiés de Suisse, AM

  28. judyrutrider says:

    What a great idea to motivate your fans to remember the flowers they have received as gifts. Today, I visited my sister Babs but she wasn’t at home. I strolled through her beautiful yard, enjoying her lovely flower beds and noticed some small lilies that I had given her. I call them Irish lilies as they were a gift from my Irish friend.

  29. maidyk says:

    Merci Michel , grâce à toi,comme tu semblais inquiet, j’ai insisté , et maintenant je pense à nouveau pouvoir répondre sur wp.
    Grâce à vos enfants, vous avez eu une belle fête !
    Les campanules sont vraiment de belles fleurs !
    Ici aussi dans mon jardinet j’ai au printemps, des iris jaunes et de la sauge de tante yvonne, des pivoines de tante cécile, et des pots de grandes feuilles vertes de maria… cela fait à chaque fois, un joli lien souvenir et ces plantes anciennes sont bien plus résistantes que celles que nous achetons maintenant.

  30. maidyk says:

    bonne semaine à vous Michel ! bises !

  31. Cik Tee says:

    What a beautiful family photo Michel! Precious moments. I do like how you connect these flowers with family members. The bell flower look so pretty, does it have any scent? For me, its the items that I keep are my memory treasures – like a lovely gold ring from my late grandmother which i have kept for so many years, the kapok stuffed pillow my mother made for Isabella ..though I have no garden and i am no green finger, I do miss looking at the beautiful flowers and plants, smelling the fresh scent that lingers ..

  32. Oh, Aunt Alice’s flowers are beautiful!
    Your family, even more beautiful, Michel! 🙂
    I hope all the moms in your life had a very Happy Mother’s Day…especially Janine!
    Many things recall memories…
    as for flowers…
    irises make me think of my Dad…he loved to grow them.
    wildflowers are important to me…
    yellow roses remind me of my Mom… 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…I was AWOL, but like The Terminator, ” I’ll be bach!” and now, I’m back. I explained in a blog I just now blogged. 🙂 Thank you so much for checking in on me! You are so sweet! 🙂

  33. Oh this is lovely Michel. Such an amazing keepsake. My grandmother had an amazing flower garden. She knew the names of everyone of them. I recall the scent of the roses and honeysuckle and a thousand butterflies flitting among the blossoms. ❤️

  34. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour mon Ami MICHEL santé à toi et ta FAMILLE

    Même si ce n’est que du virtuel

    Prenons un café ensemble et discutons d’un monde meilleur
    Où règne le bonheur

    Discutons de nos souhaits
    Qu’ils se réalisent

    Discutons d’avoir une grande maison
    ou tous ensemble , amis du monde , on se rassemblera chaque saison

    Rêvons d’une nouvelle société de paix
    Où chacun de nous aura son nid

    Rêvons d’un monde paisible
    Où l’on oubliera les soucis les plus pénibles

    Rêvons ensemble de ce futur
    Où l’on effacera le passé le plus dur

    Partageons d’un sourire éternel
    en survolant l’immense ciel ou la joie sera pure

    Tu vois mon ami , amies du monde
    je dépose un petit peu de bonheur dans le creux de ton cœur, te souhaiter ce qu’il y a de meilleur

    bonne fin de journée bisous Bernard

  35. I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Love and prayers and (((HUGS))) 🙂

  36. Zakiah says:

    Aunt Alice’s flowers are gorgeous. I love your family and the love that your children share with you and Janine. Beautiful post and beautiful photo.

  37. Cik Tee says:

    Hello Michel
    Just dropping by to wish you a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

  38. kaiori says:

    le jardin est magnifique! 🌷

  39. kaiori says:

    J’aime beaucoup ce cadeau éternel qu’elle vous a donner

  40. in says:

    lovely family photo! you always dress so fashionably, Michel!

    and beautiful bellflowers.

  41. Doug Thomas says:

    You have a fantastic family, Michel! It is rare that families get everyo9ne together on such a regular basis for the special family days.

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