Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, October 24, 2014

Heavy Frost and Remembering a Special Friend

Heavy frost yesterday and I finished bringing plants
inside off of the screen porch.
They are safely on the upstairs loft.
I told myself last Spring that this Fall
I would have someone carry them up the many steps for me
as they are heavy - no one available and I was
3 plants that are very old, like old friends
 and have been transported from a number of homes,
a bogonia, rabbits foot fern and a red shamrock.
2 succulants that were at the base of an orchid I bought
and decided to transplant into their own pots.
They were not even planted just sitting in the pot
do not know how they continued to survive. 
But this sale orchid was just purchased about a month ago,
I guess showing they do not need much moisture
and now pleased I took everything out of pot and rearranged.

Christmas cactus will bloom at just the right time
This container is one of my favorite colors,
held lovely flowers from my son
and decided to put a candle in it.
Preparing for colder weather
and now forecast
is for 70's for a week.
now I can do some outside cleaning
in the garden...

A call last night that brought back so many memories and so much sadness
a special friend had passed away.

Someone that helped me for years beyond what would a real estate person would normally do for you.  His daughter Kay worked with him
and I always left their presence feeling uplifted and reassured that there are some
really sincere, good, honest and helpful people out there.
It may seem strange to say
but they always left me feeling special and loved....
All I created was special to me, I was ready to go forward but in some ways it was sad.

God Bless You
you will be truly missed....

and Kay thinking and remembering you in a special way....


lil red hen said...

Just dropping by with a "Hello" this afternoon. No frost here, only two months until Christmas Eve. Your potted plants are lovely.

Tabor said...

This is a blessing in your life to miss someone who helped with your lands and houses. These are stressful times and it is nice to read she was support for you!! Next time get an arrangement early for those plant moves!! I mean it!

Judy said...

I remember you saying you would get help to tote them up to the loft, did it all by yourself! Good job. We keep losing our special friends--that is part of an aging life, isn't it.

Sky said...

I, too, was surprised to learn that orchids do not grow in the soil that our houseplants thrive in. It is not the right medium for them at all. Had no idea until hubby and I received an orchid as a gift. Condolences are sent regarding your friend. I won't chime in much about your toting heavy pots upstairs instead of waiting for a guest. You already know better!

Pienosole said...

My condolences for the loss of your friend. May your wonderful memories ease the loss. Take care and enjoy this weekend.

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One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte, Judy, Tabor, Sky and Pienosole, thank you for your special words...

sandra hagan said...

Your beloved plants are safe now.
The special friend.....had a special friend.

Love your plants.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandy, :)