Tuesday, August 16, 2011

In Memoriam

On Sunday morning I went out to admire the garden in the early morning light, and was amazed to see that the whole garden had burst into bloom. Plants that had been struggling were now flowering. It was an amazing and beautiful sight and it filled me with awe and wonder. I found out shortly after that stroll that my father had died the evening before. I would like to dedicate these blooms to him, because certainly their colour and beauty will always remind me of him.
The Rock Rose was covered!

How splendid she looks!
Blue salvia,
Red salvia
and the longed for Pride of Barbadoes....

A surprising cluster of Blue Sky,
and the promise of more to come.
Even the seed pods of the Mimosa looked fabulous as they caught the early morning rays.
Forever in my heart, my dear old curmudgeon of the hills. xoxoxo


  1. Beautiful post. Sorry to hear about your father.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Such a sad time for you. It is suddenly sobering to find yourself at the top of the family tree. Your flowers in memory of your father are lovely.

  3. Gorgeous blooms. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  4. Thank you all for your really thoughtful comments. They are much appreciated.

  5. I'm glad you got the wonderful and mysterious gift of all those blooms on that morning.

  6. You have my sympathy, too. Seeing how you've taken that sorrow and made a beautiful tribute to your father is very touching, Cathy.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  7. Cathy, my condolences on the loss of your dear father. This post is a lovely tribute to him.

  8. Such a sweet tribute to your father, Cathy. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

  9. You are all the best and kindest blogger friends. Thank you for your nice comments.

  10. I spoke to E and your mum earlier this week. So sad for you all. The flowers are really beautiful. You'll be in my thoughts. Take care of yourself.