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Sunday, August 27, 2017

When You Least Expect . . .

a phone call
a card in the mail
someone stops by
something comes into view
a message comes through

I had a "when you least expect" the other day . . .

Original Iris would be 60 years old . . .
She is still blooming . . .
You can see her here in bloom, not sure what year this is.

This was such a gift to receive from you Judy . . .
Thank you . . . THANK YOU !!
Love ~
Lynne

15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this iris is one of my favorites too. What a lovely story and memory.

Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Judy Crouch said...

Such a profound and memorable unexpected moment for both of us, my friend. The picture of the infamous purple iris is breathtaking...your Mother in bloom. Love you, Judy

Jeanie said...

I love this. Not long ago, my friend in France sent me a thank you note written to him by my mother after the two of us decorated our family home for Christmas to surprise her when she returned from Mayo Clinic. He kept it for over 40 years. I think it means as much to me as to him.

I love your iris.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

It is just magic!

xo, misha

Michelle said...

What a lovely story :)

Marge in Michigan said...

Thank you for sharing this story, Lynne. I love Japanese iris but don't have any in my yard. One of my photography friends shares pictures of hers every spring. They're a gorgeous little flower.

kate said...

oh Lynne, this just made me cry! What a wonderful gift

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

That is wonderful! I feel blessed to have starts of your purple Irises, too. I will send you a picture when they bloom next year. Thanks for sharing this special story with us. :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love this. It's stories like this that remind me of the beauty in the gift of flowers. And because this gift has such a legacy and history, makes it all the more special and beautiful.

Tanna said...

The circle of life... of love. Beautiful story, Lynne. Possible through your beautiful soul. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Gordon said...

I thing something to be planted in the garden is a wonderful gift, I once bought someone an Azalea, which has since reached a large size.
All the best, Gordon.

MarmePurl said...

You mother's love grows in the most amazing places.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Very moving story of the loving connections between people, Lynne...Memories...

Gail said...

I have your wonderful flower too. It loves it here and has multiplied enough to share with others. Truly a gift that keeps on giving. Thank you.

Missy George said...

The good you do often comes back to warm your heart...