This post is inspired by Cathy’s meme, In a Vase on Monday, but I am not linking in to it because my thoughts today have a more personal, rather than a horticultural, inspiration.
Do go over and see everyone’s vases, they are bound to be beautiful.
A small group of us in north-eastern France had a very special friend called Clare who passed away last week at the age of only 67.
Clare taught me many things about giving and loving. Her last words to me on 30 June were: ‘I want to come and see the garden!’
That’s a huge and very special gift from one gardener to another … like musicians, we work all on our own, trying to create something that may never be appreciated by someone else.
But we are unstoppable nonetheless! The strangeness of the inspired human being ..
Last week was a turbulent week, wasn’t it? As we watched the Bastille Day fireworks from the garden of friends in Haute-Saône, little did we know of the horror that was taking place in Nice. Poor France. Hollande is correct – we are truly at war.
These events have been a reminder to me (and I often need one!) that we need to hug our loved ones close today, because there may be no tomorrow.
I picked my first really big bunch of sweet peas last week (late, because of our season). They were simply gorgeous. I gave some to Clare, and I’m giving the rest to you – my friends in north-eastern France, in memory of our very special friend. I just want her picture on my (very public) diary …