Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lady's Slipper - Sunday Scans

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!


Scrappy Grams said...

such a beautiful and delicate flower! I enjoy seeing your grandmother's card so much.

Terra said...

Lady Slippers are pretty and dainty and their name suits them.

Al said...

That is such a beautiful old card, it's wonderful to see things from a different time.

Dean and Lee Schroeder said...

Beautiful card you have. Lady slipper is Minnesota's state Flower. it is a beautiful flower.