Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Pink Saturday Mother's Day


Bouquets of good wishes on Mother's Day

 On this Mother's Day Pink Saturday we're going to celebrate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While our way of remembering our mothers is via photographs that wasn't always the way, especially for those with the means to engage portrait painters. I stopped by the museum on Friday and found several mothers and children who permanently reside there. 

Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan and her son, Charles Brinsely Sheridan

I encountered Mrs. Sheridan and her toddler son in the British gallery. She does have a first name, Heather, but for time and all eternity, here she is the wife of the British dramatist and mother of  Charles.  

Please meet Madame Phillipe Panon Desbassayns de Richemont and her son, Eugene 

Madame de Richemont, Jeanne Egle, and know to her to friends and family as Egle, was the wife of Philippe had a long government career through one of the most difficult periods in French history.  

Latona and her twins, Apollo and Diana

Latona, the Roman Goddess of the Dark, has a much more upbeat look here as she gazes at her beautiful twins fathered by Jupiter, Apollo and Diana. These two sleeping cherubs have big futures ahead. Diana will become the goddess of the moon and the hunt and her brother will be the god of light and the sun. 

Now we're stepping back just seventy years to one of my favorite pictures of my mother and me, some time during my first winter, 1951.

Thanks, Mom. You are always the light and sun to me.  

Even though I was only away for four days it's taken a few days to get back to my regular New York life. Pep and I had a fabulous time and we're both ready to travel again. I've got a few more pictures of Pep enjoying the Baseball Hall of Fame for Monkey Monday tomorrow. 

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day and week.  


Edna B said...

Beautiful Mom photos. What a great photo of you and your Mom. You have a beautiful day, hugs, Edna B.

Chatty Crone said...

I love that! Happy Mother's Day dear friend. sandie♥

Ginny Hartzler said...

I never heard of The Goddess Of the Dark, but it sounds fascinating. I am going to research her. The pic of you and your Mom is wonderful! She was so pretty.

Deb said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful works of art. So glad you were able to get away. We will be traveling more this summer too, and I am really looking forward to it. See you again soon.

Laurel Wood said...

I love the photos of your mom and the lovely works of art from the museum. I look forward to Monkey Monday!😆

Theresa said...

What a sweet picture of you and your Mom! I love traveling along with you on your journeys. It's on my bucket list to go to the Hall of Fame Museum. Enjoy your day and week ahead dear friend, HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There is nothing more precious than pictures of mothers and children. I especially enjoyed the one of you and your mother. Glad you had a great trip and will look forward to the new pictures too.

Karen said...

There's something so timeless about portraits or sculptures of mothers and children. I would LOVE to see the MMA someday!

LC said...

Relished the visit with those moms and babies, including your mom!