Floral Friday - flowers as gift

My next door neighbour Helen had recently moved into a nursing home as her health had deteriorated too much and she needed 24/7 care. She had lived in that house for 47 years and is truly missed by everyone on the street. Her beautiful garden bore gorgeous flowers all year round, and right up till the 6 months prior to her move, this very dedicated and flower-loving lady in her eighties still tended to her garden every single day.

A couple of weeks ago, Alexander and I went to visit her and we brought her some hydrangeas from my backyard as I knew she would be one to appreciate a gift from the garden.
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Floral Friday is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along next time, please email me for next month's theme.
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30 Responses to Floral Friday - flowers as gift

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Sorry to hear about your neighbor. You are very kind and thoughtful to bring her flowers and visit her. I'm sure that is much appreciated.

Niken said...

so pretty. and that is so kind of you to brought the flowers to your neighbor.

kidgranny said...

These are beautiful hydrangeas -- I love the color combination of white & pink!

Jane said...

what a beautiful gesture. and lovely flowers. i think they make the best gifts :)

AVY said...

Life can be so very sad sometimes. I never want to get old.

/Avy

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Ananka said...

What a pretty gift to take to her :-)

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

Oh, how I love hydrangeas. So beautiful!

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

Those flowers are beautiful. You are so sweet, she is lucky to have such caring neighbors x

Jennifer Tran said...

Such a lovely gesture, Trish. I'm sure you made her smile.

Rose said...

They are lovely. I am sure your neighbour loved them.

rooth said...

That's so terribly sweet of you and what a lovely gift

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Trishie,

Such a lovely thoughtful gift giving your neighbour the pretty hydrangeas.
She must have been thrilled to have a visit from you both.

Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

greenthumb said...

That was a lovely thing to do.

Sharlynn Ng said...

That's so sweet of your husband and yourself! Wow, 47 years in the same home! She must have tried it like a child! Taking care of it and the garden and all! The flower bouquet looks great!

My Garden Diaries said...

Your neighbor sounds like such a wonderful person!!! My kind of lady! I bet she loved the bouquet from your garden friend! It is beautiful! Nicole xo

OtherMix said...

That's very thoughtful! I love the vase too :]

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

what a thoughtful gesture. They're beautiful flowers, one of my favorites!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a lovely thing to do, Trishie! It is so sad to hear about your neighbor - it is such a loss and difficult for everyone. I am sure you brightened her day with your lovely arrangement. This is so thoughtful. xo Karen

Brandi said...

So sweet of you to bring your neighbor flowers. I bet she really enjoyed them and it brightened her day.

Anouk said...

I haven't bought any flowers for ages! Love your bouquet.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a lovely, sweet gift!

burntfeather said...

ahhh so sweet! I'm sorry I missed this month's (too busy moving) because it was a really nice theme! I look forward to next month's challenge :)

Natasha Hill said...

This is lovely - and I am so sorry it's been so long since I've visited your blog! I love the photos and the colours here, lovely post. - Tasha xxx

Rigel Barry said...

I'm sure she would have loved you bringing her such a thoughtful gift- especially as she loved gardening. Your hydrangeas a beautiful colour! I was hoping mine would be that deep pink, but not to be. I'll working on getting the pH levels of the soil better for next years bloom (that can help change their colour to blue or pink)

Chantille Fleur said...

Time escaped me this month, I'd have loved to join up!
These flowers are beautiful, I'm sure they would have made your neighbours day!

Sarah x

PS Hope you're enjoying your holiday xx

Sharon D said...

This is beautiful and so thoughtful of you xo

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I completely forgot to link in as I was also traveling....so better late than never. You can find my floral gifts near the end of a looong post.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

oh, I love hydrangeas! But it's so cold here, it will be months before I see any :-(
thank you for letting me vicariously enjoy those wonderful blooms!

Gifts of Adore said...

Adoration is the flower you've got the opportunity to let grow.

juliette butler said...

The way that I can plant a seed and it turns into a flower, impart a touch of learning and it gets to be another's, grin at somebody and get a grin consequently, are to me constant otherworldly activities.

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