Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Pine Cone

I have always
loved pine cones.


They are so simple.



Rather artistic.



Layer upon layer of loveliness.



Real.



These are all SOOC.

Happy Birthday, Mom.  I miss you.









36 comments:

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Jill,

sorry that you are missing your mum.

Take care of yourself today.

I love pine cones too.

Thinking of you this Wednesday

x Fiona

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful photos, Jill. May you be comforted by sweet memories of your Mom today.

Gloria said...

Thank you for sharing. May you only be Blessed today!

Ashling said...

That's a great pinecone, sweet and almost comical, and perfect photos of it.

Wishing you peace and good memories on your Mom's birthday....

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a cute squat little pine cone.

Thinking of you on your mom's birthday :-)

Madi and Mom said...

It is nice to take time to appreciate the simple things...
NC is called the Pine state because of our humongous pine trees which are loaded with pines cones. Lots of my tree rat friends enjoy them too..they must taste good.

Sweet thoughts to you on your Mom's birthday...
Hugs Madi and Mom

Lynne said...

Part of my missing my mom is that I have such wonderful memories of "living a good life.". That is the missing part , I miss her and the "good life." I wish I could "ring her up" and ask her how to bake her banana cream pie, pasty, better yet, sit with her and visit and watch her in HER kitchen. I miss her "hair dos' ", her aprons, her gardening expertise, her touch . . . Did I "stir you up" with some precious memories. I am thankful I am bless't with "precious memories" in my missing.

Know what I mean . . .

I am caring about you today . . .

Lynne said...

I LOVE pine cones and have bags upon baskets of them. Each year I hunt and find more. I have an idea now . . . Just from your photos . . . Thank you Jill!

Sharon said...

It's Wednesday? Gawd!

I like pine cones too. I have an old one rattling around where the porch used to be. When it rains, it closes up and when it's dry outside, it bursts into it's flowery shape. Funny - it's got to be 30 - 40 years old!

Nice to have good memories of you Mom on her birthday. :-)

XXX

Donna said...

Awwww...Happy Birthday to your Mom!!
That first shot makes it look like a Christmas tree!! Love it!
hughugs

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I'd like to make a pine cone wreath... but I'm not sure how that'd work! LoL! Nice captures, Jill! =)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Beautiful photos Jill... I know your mama is close by, in your heart... xoxo Julie Marie

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

I love the pine cone photos - very artistic!

Dianna said...

I guess I've never given much thought to the simple beauty of pinecones. Although I do have a basket of them in the hallway!
Thinking of you today, as you miss your Mom. We always remember those special days.

Samantha said...

Hugs to you, Jill.

Absolutely gorgeous shots of the pine cone.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Beauty in simplicity.
Sending you HUGS today Jill.

xo,
Danielle

TexWisGirl said...

these are really beautiful images. :)

Judy said...

What neat shots you took...My favorite is the top one.

Chatty Crone said...

Sorry your mother is gone - mine is too - hugs today. Sandie

Buttons said...

Beautiful pics Jill. I know your Mom is with you. Hug. B

Young Adventures... said...

I love pinecones too Jill. Especially the shorter fat ones. I hope you remember some precious moments with your Mom today. Hugs!!

Ellie said...

Love your pictures. I'm sorry you are missing your mum!! Take care.

Paula said...

I'm sure your Mom is looking down on you today as you think of your memories of her.

Debbie said...

i love pine cones too. i always pick them up and bring them home. i tell the hubs i am going to do great things with them. sometimes i even do ;)

there is no greater love then that between a mom and her daughter, but you already know that!!

hugs!!

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

I hadn't thought about it, but they ARE really pretty, aren't they?

Sending some hugs today on your Mom's birthday.

Bonnie said...

Jill, I agree pinecones are a work of art. My Mother's birthday is also in November. I understand your feelings. Hugs!

Tammy said...

I couldn't agree more. They are truely a work of art.

Michaele said...

I came here and then had to do a double-check that is was the right blog. I hardly recognize it anymore but I LIKE it! I think the pine cones sitting on the wood really enhances the photos.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Who would have thought you could get cool pics of Pine cones??!! Very nice! Love them! We used to make gift baskets with them at Xmas! Put mini-lights and babys breath throughout, piled with BIG pine cones and Voila. . .a great hostess gift!

Farm Girl said...

I love pine cones too and I never can pass them by without looking at them.
Very good shots.

Genie said...

Fabulous marcos of the pinecones. Wonderful photography. genie

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I like pine cones too and their lovely scent.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Jill, thanks for pointing out the simply YET COMPLEX beauty of the pine cone! Your pics are so cool.

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, Happy Birthday to your mom. I am sorry for your hurt. I lost both my mom and dad many, many years ago. I have been through much of my life without them, yet I miss them very, very much. I describe my feeling as a quiet that is in my life, that cannot be filled. I think that your photo of the pine cone is appropriate with simplicity. I collect pine cones too. I will keep you in my prayers. Blessings, your friend, Catherine xo

Saun said...

Great shots, love your pine cones take care hugs Saun

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Awww, big hugs, Jill.

Love your cute little shots of your pine cone -- up, down, sideways... :)