In a vase for Clare

18 thoughts on “In a vase for Clare”

  1. A beautiful vase and lovely words. I’m very sorry to read about your friend. These are indeed dark times and we need brightness all the more. x

  2. Very wisely said, Cathy. I think sweet peas also fit the occasion, because they are just so intense, but fleeting (if that makes sense in English, which is not my native language). What I mean: They do not last in vases, and their scents often really depend on the weather, but when they appear, they are very much *here and now* and cannot be ignored. So they seem to epitomize life. In Germany, we use white double chrysanthemums for funerals. I do not know the historical reason for this, but instinctively I would say: because they are everything a sweet pea is not.

  3. What a poignant and heartfelt post, Cathy, and such beautiful sweet peas to accompany it. A real tribute to your friend Clare and her life. May you forever have your memories of her

  4. That was a lovely tribute to your friend Clare. Sweet peas are my favourite flowers. I picked my first flowers just today – not a big bunch but the scent in the kitchen was wonderful. A lovely flower to remember your friend by.

  5. So sorry for the loss of your friend, 67 is far too early. It’s obvious she touched many lives and will live on through them but the flowers are a beautiful remembrance as well.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to Clare. Love the pictures. Lathyrus (the Dutch name) for sweat peas are my favourite flowers. I always try to grow them but never succeed.

  7. I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend, your tribute is beautiful both the words and the flowers. We live on very dark times and personally I feel very fortunate that most of my life has been lived in a relatively peaceful world, I don’t feel that the future will be as tranquil. One of my reasons for being so upset by the result of the referendum is that I feel we are at a point in time when all of Europe should be united against a common threat.

    1. Hi Christina – I am so left behind with the blog and specifically not replying to the Clare comments. But I just felt I wanted to say how much I agree with you about Europe. And I was so proud that Scotland voted to remain!

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