Thursday, September 20, 2018

A gift that keeps on giving

The temps were in the upper 90s today. This afternoon when I walked out to take the garbage to the road for pickup in the morning, the potted plants on the deck looked sad. It's not from lack of water, because we keep them moist, but it's the heat.

We've had the plant below ever since we've been married. Jilda's grandmother Mammie gave it to her. We've cared for this plant through the years like a frail baby.

Each spring we hold our breaths until it starts poking it tiny tendrils out. It's the last plant to put on blooms, but it also blooms until frost.

It's a gift that keeps on giving.


  1. And what a precious gift it is.

  2. What a beautiful plant. I don't think I've ever seen one quite like that. Nice it will be around awhile for you to enjoy and wonderful it has endure the years and comes back to greet you year after year!

  3. Dear Rick, how wonderful to have a living reminder of Jilda's grandmother Mammie. That plant, which looks to be a flowering one, is truly part of the Oneness that unites all who have ever cherished and loved the two of you and who continue to do so. Peace.

  4. Anonymous1:36 PM

    May that plant continue to bring you years & years of memories!!

  5. Ah Rick, you hd to remind me of Bonnie, who commented and blogged here. She passed too young, but she had plants from many folks and like you guys kept them forever. I don'
    t see how you guys did that! But it doesn't look too tired, I think it looks pretty...


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