This beautiful card is from our Grandma Jenny's collection! She loved flowers of all kinds--including the Lady's Slipper.
I love lady's slippers. In our childhood, the only Lady's Slipper we found growing in our woods was so rare, it stuck in my memory as a gloriously magical moment. We found her delicate blooms at the top of the canyon in a meadow of moss where the wild hazelnut and fragrant fir trees tangled a green roof overhead. Once her blooms had faded we never saw her again. I remember going back year after year to see if she'd returned. She never did.
Years later, my family and I stayed with a dear couple in the mountains of Northern California. The woods there were filled with lady's slippers. What a beautiful, magical place to walk--one had to be careful of one's footsteps there were so many of these wonderful flowers. Someday I shall paint that whimsical wooded forest.
Al's Photography Blog, by our good friend Al, hosts "Sunday Scans" each week. I have so enjoyed this meme! Sunday Scans is a place for all things scanned. So pick up your old photo albums, ephemera, postcards, artwork, ANYTHING which can be scanned and join in the fun!