Sunday, March 01, 2015

Aging

lillan
This is my mother Lillemor, or Lillan as she is often called. Born in December of 1938. The photo to the left dates back to around 1950. It is a black and white school photo that I colorised a few years ago. The snap to the right is a bit more recent. My mother battles the aging process (PD), as best she can with the help of me and my brother, and the daily visits from the home care offered by the municipality. She was born in Tungelsta and has lived here all her life. Her parents owned a greenhouse nursery and after marrying my father she started working in his greenhouse nursery. Theme Day at CityDailyPhoto. Aging.

24 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

What a lovely tribute to your mother! She has kept her good looks very well over the years.

Mersad said...

Love the side by side shots.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Birdman said...

Aging is still a mystery to me. From there to there. How that happen. Yes, nice tribute.

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful post, Stefan!

Jim said...

That's a brilliant post for this Ageing theme day.

Denton Harryman said...

Nice tribute to your mother Stefan ... hugs and best wishes

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thank you so much for sharing these special photographs Steffe. I'm sure it's not easy at times but you are very lucky to still have mum with you. Beautiful post for today.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful Steffe. Thank you.

Judy said...

A beautiful post!

Lois said...

This is a lovely post for Theme Day. Your mother was and is still beautiful!

RedPat said...

I love this post, Steffe. Makes me a bit teary since it is so sweet!

Stuart said...

It's a wonderful shot of your mom.

LOLfromPasa said...

A thoughtful post paying tribute to your lovely mother.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

This is great! I really want to do something like this for my mother. I have some great old b&w's of her when she was young.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Lovely words to accompany the images. Time passes in the blink of an eye, so it seems.

Jack said...

A lot of respect for your mother shines through your post today, Steffe.

William Kendall said...

A great tribute to your mother.

Bob Crowe said...

Beautiful. She looks to be a woman of vision and determination.

Julie said...

I, too, like the side-by-side shots.

You note PD at one stage. Does your mother have to copoe with Parkinson's?

I love the fact that you now have a colorised image of her in her childhood. I do hope she advised you on which colours where.

Thank you for this personal contribution to our Theme Day. Much appreciated, and much treasured ...

Stefan Jansson said...

Thanks all. You are correct Julie.

About the colorizing. That was something I tried many years ago, after going through some of my parents old photos that I had scanned. I found a free software that I used, have to look and see if it is still available.

Kay said...

This is a very nice post. The two photos together provide a wonderful perspective on life. Your mother has aged well, she looks like a lovely person.

Rob the frog said...

Lovely post!

VP said...

Great post and one of your better portraits! My mother was born the same year of yours: her birthday will be later this month...

Gunn said...

Nice choice of theme day image(s).
And a nice photo of your mum.