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This is called a water lily Dahlia over here. The right name is Dahlia x Hortensis “Twilight Time”, cult. Mexico, Asteraceae. I’ve never seen any one like it, it was very big too, which doesn’t show on the picture.

I think my Mom would have loved it, but unfortunately she can’t come out and see it any more. This garden where this is taken, Bergianska, is too far away from her bed and she has too bad vision nowadays.

The reason for me saying this is that it’s Mothers Day over here in Sweden today, so we’re going over there to celebrate.

“What the sunshine is for the flowers, the smile is for the humans”.

That saying reminds me of my mother very much, because despite the fact of her very difficult life and situation, she always have her wonderful laugh – or giggle, which I admire her tremendously for.

Happy Mothers Day :-D

Captain Giggles Lifecruiser

UPDATE: If you want to see a real Scottish Castle, hop over to Caledonia to see her post about Stirling Castle!

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20 Comments on “The sunshine mother smiles”

    Marc @ GardenDesk said:

    That is a beautiful flower!

    Happy Green Thumb Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom.

    Caledonia said:

    Happy Mother’s Day! That flower is beautiful!

    mar SPAIN said:

    Happy Day to all Swedish moms!!
    specially to yours :)

    Genie UNITED STATES said:

    Happy Swedish Mother’s Day! That’s a gorgeous shot and an amazing flower — I had heard of dahlias, but not of that kind.

    Sword Girl UNITED STATES said:

    Aww, that is so SWEET! Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom!!! :-)

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Thanks Marc :-)

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Thanks Caledonia – and so are your photos from Stirling Castle!!!

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Thanks Mar :-)

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Thanks Genie :-) Yes, that one is amazing – I should have written down the size in cm while I was there!

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Thanks Sword Girl, she was very happy to see us all :-)

    Shelli UNITED STATES said:

    That is a beautiful flower!

    Gattina BELGIUM said:

    Don’t worry about your blue flower, I made the picture big and then the flower was big too, see that was very easy !
    Motherday today ? I know that in Holland the day is different and I think in the UK too, because my son always celebrated me on days of the countries where he lived otherwise he would have forgotten. I personally don’t care about the date, when somebody wants to celebrate me, he is very welcome, even everyday, lol !

    Caledonia said:

    Thanks for the link! This post is just the first one of many. I love castles and we have plenty!

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Thanks Shelli – I thought so too :-)

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Oh, good, you arranged it yourself instead, excellent :-)

    And why don’t we celebrate every day anyway…? *giggles*

    Ev Nucci UNITED STATES said:

    My dear lifecruiser….wow. You are so awesome! The castle is amazing. I did a meme and tagged you in it. If you don’t want to do it no big deal…but please do me a favor and go check out my post because I mention how important you have become to me in it. I really admire you Lifecruiser. I really do. And you have taught me more about blogging than you will ever know. And you helped me in ways you will never know. Someday I hope you can give me your email so I can talk to you about this book I’m working on! Your greatest admirer……Ev Nucci

    TorAa said:

    dear you Captain, I so well understand . I woul also like to have my mother seeing all the flowers here in our Summerhouse garde. My Ma is 88.

    I’ll write to you during this weekend. Felicia, she is all obver me. Anna want she want and my X will sleepl upststairs – what the heck do they expect from me;)) It’s OK. I can live with it;))

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Dear Ev:
    Simple little me? Admiring? Now you make me blush! I’m just being me. OK, a bit (totally) crazy, butt still me.

    Are you sure you don’t mix me up with somebody else here? *giggles*

    O, and I’m probably just like you….

    Butt you do make me curious and somehow, I suspect that’s just what you wanted :-)

    Oh, and BTW: even if you get this as an email, the email address is available under my contact page too. So, go ahead, shoot me some emails!

    *smiling big*

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Oh, my, sounds like a tough situation, every one wants you!!!! *giggles*

    Pity you can’t do some heavy cell division….

    I hope you survive in one piece!!!

    Michelle UNITED STATES said:

    This flower is just amazing! WOW! Just beautiful! :)

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