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Monday, January 11, 2010

The Most Intimate Picture Of That Old House

The week of the New Year, we had to have our gas-fired steam boiler replaced.
The old one was -- to use technical terminology -- kaput.

Among the many mysterious maneuverings that went on in the boiler room was a rather intimate digital portrait of That Old House, taken by Joe the heating engineer, who boldly went where no man has gone before:

Right up her -- you should pardon the expression -- flue. All 4 stories' worth.
Yikes. That Old House is blushing.
She feels quite, well, exposed -- poor old dear.


And as it is Monday, it is time for Mosaics!

Flowers in my sunroom and dining room,
sent in honor of my Mom, who passed away last week.

Many thanks to all the kind souls who supported our family last week.
Mama would have loved the outpouring of affection and caring.

Thanks to Mary of Little Red House for hosting Mosaic Monday! Click here to go there, and see some really lovely collages. Climb on the bandwagon. Mary herself is featuring glorious needlepoint pillows today -- beautiful!

Best wishes to all . . . Cass


  1. Cass, my prayers are with you. I've been in your shoes.
    The flowers are so beautiful.
    And your home... I'm sure "she" is blushing.
    Ladybug Creek

  2. Oh, Cass, I am so, so sorry to hear that your mother passed away....what beautiful flowers in her memory...and what gorgeous mosaics! Take care, and God bless you.


  3. I am so sorry to hear about your mom, I know how hard it is to lose your 'glue' in life. That's what I called my mom who passed many years ago. I still miss her.
    Those flowers are so pretty in her memory.
    Right up the ole flue.....shameful!! LOL

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. That is always such a very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her flowers are gorgeous. Hugs, marty

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your mother, Cass. You have my deepest sympathy.

    The flowers are beautiful.

  6. Your flowers are Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us in your mosaics. (((hugs)))

  7. Oh you make me giggle out loud! What a fantastic job you did on your mosaics. A beautiful memory of your Mom. **blows kisses** Deb

  8. Cass,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I didn't know about your mother..and I'm so very sorry for your loss. The flowers are a beautiful tribute to her..again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

  9. Great pics. Sorry to hear about your Mother. Prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family...
    as for your home...she is a grand old lady so I am sure she was blushing from top to bottom.

  10. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I love your flower mosaics, especially the daisies!! But I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. Sending you hugs.

  11. I am sorry to hear abour your mother passing away. She would have loved all these flowers and you made beautiful mosaics of your pictures

  12. Oh Cass, I was so sorry to read that your mother had passed. Your mosaics are absolutely beautiful and it appears that you are enjoying those lovely flowers.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  13. I'm so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing, Cass.
    The flowers in your mosaics are absolutely stunning.
    Blessings to you and your family.

  14. Dear Cass, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Your mosaics are just beautiful.
    God bless you and your family,
    xo bj

  15. Hello Cass
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I am so sorry to read of your loss. The flowers & your mosaics are just beautiful ♥

  16. I have just discovered your blog and I'm so sorry that you lost your mother. I'm praying that God will continue to comfort you at this difficult time as only He can. Your home is beautiful, as well as your blog, and I will return often. Blessings, Debra

  17. It is the heart of one who feels the pain that understands another heart that feels the same. Underneath the smile in our eyes, a tear escapes quietly. My heart and love to you, as you remember the most wonderful moments you and your mother shared together and also who she was. I do believe that they can hear us when we tell them how wonderful each remembered moment was. To feel such overwhelming feeling lets me know this most certainly is not the end of our love even if we can no longer see them. Blessings in Jesus to you.

  18. The flowers are are the memories of your dear mom. Remember the things you laughed with her helps your heart!

  19. Lets keep in touch and see how each other does with the cleaning and decluttering.

    Your pictures/mosiac is beautiful.

  20. Wonderful to have all the beautiful flowers about to remember your Mom. Now, I'm afraid your flue is quite another story. It would be interesting to get a macro shot of an area of it...on second thought, maybe not ;)

  21. Your Mom's flowers has brought some sunshine into our hearts...she must have been such an extraordinary lady!!!
    Wishing we could stomp Alzheimer's!!!

  22. Beautiful flowers! It made me so happy to see them!

  23. Hi Cass, it's me, Carol. The flowers are magnificent, and the photography is incredible. You never cease to amaze me, I would be honored if you would follow my blog. Take care my friend, together and with the help of all of the other bloggers we will get through this.


  24. You "crack" - no pun intended - me up:)

    Love you mosaics - looking forward to spring flowers!


  25. Beautiful flowers - I'm sure they make you smile.
    I'm sure that you and your family are having lots of opportunities to smile and laugh as you share stories of your mother's life. What a pretty young woman she was, with her handsome sailor!

  26. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you. I do hope the beautiful flowers help a bit. Blessings to you. Rosie

  27. Stunning flowers and Mosaic Cass. Sorry to hear that your mum passed away. Kathy.

  28. Sorry to hear about your mom, my sympathies to you. Your flower pictures are so stunning!

  29. Pretty, pretty flowers.
    Hope you are doing ok.


  30. What a beautiful blog. So sorry to hear about your Mom. God bless.

  31. Dear Cass,

    I am so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. My sweet mother went to Heaven a year and ten months ago. There are simply no words to explain how much I miss her.

    The flowers are beautiful. Take care my friend.



  32. I am so sorry for your loss, I think the flowers are beautiful and i think they must smell so good. Take comfort in the small things and hang in there girl..Nothing better then a nice warm home....Phyllis

  33. Oh Cass, I'm so sorry for your loss. What beautiful flowers -- I'm sure your mother would have loved them! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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