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Wed May 16, 2018, 04:42 PM

I'm having a rough day so I've decided to share more flower photos

A car came down the street that looked just like the one my much loved sister drove. Before her health took a fatal turn, she used to stop by, unannounced, and we'd start weeding and talking. For a blissful instant I was thinking 'Yea! She can help me with the garden and we can have a good chat." Then my second thought was a crash of reality.

Anyway, wandering out around nature's beauty is a sure way for me to move past emotional walls. The first two photos are from my crab apple and pear tree. The third is an ornamental tree that I keep only because it is spectacular, for a brief period, during the Spring. The rest of the year it is just something else annoying around which I have to mow.






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Reply I'm having a rough day so I've decided to share more flower photos (Original post)
Siwsan May 2018 OP
hueymahl May 2018 #1
Laf.La.Dem. May 2018 #2
mnhtnbb May 2018 #3
Me. May 2018 #4
Ohiogal May 2018 #5
Fla Dem May 2018 #6
NJCher May 2018 #7
Mazeltov Cocktail May 2018 #8
GeoWilliam750 May 2018 #9
Scarsdale May 2018 #10
magicarpet May 19 #11
backtoblue May 19 #12
Siwsan May 19 #14
lunatica May 19 #13

Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:47 PM

1. Thank you

Beautiful flowers. Not having the best day myself, and that was a nice spot of sunshine!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:49 PM

2. Thank you - beautiful!!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:36 PM

3. Sorry you are having a rough day. Me, too.

My best friend has decamped for the summer to her apartment in Ft. Lee, NJ. She didn't go last year because her husband had a stroke. They usually spend May-October in Jersey and then are back in Chapel Hill for the rest of the year. I'm going to miss her, a lot. She's getting up there in age, too, in her 80's.

Those are lovely flowering trees! Thanks for posting the photos.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:54 PM

4. Lovely

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:56 PM

5. About ten years ago when I got my cancer diagnosis

I was a zombie for quite a while! The only thing that seemed to make me feel better was going outside and being surrounded by nature. I found gardening to be very therapeutic.

Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing. You have some nice memories of your sister.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:38 AM

6. Amazing pictures. You certainly have a skill for nurturing beautiful flowers, trees and plants.

Sorry about your sister. I can understand how you had a momentary flashback. But look at it this way, it was just her letting you know she is always with you.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:29 AM

7. love to see pics of other's

landscapes, gardens, flowers, trees.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:55 PM

8. Really beautiful pics. . .

Sorry your day is going badly but your coping mechanisms are beautiful. . . I am truly sorry for your loss.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 06:41 PM

9. They are all beautiful

And I hope that your tomorrow is a far better day

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:16 AM

10. Thank you for posting these.

Beautiful. I am sure your sister is there in spirit for you. Losing someone close is devastating. The hurt keeps returning at unexpected times. The beauty of the flowers is always welcome.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 07:16 PM

11. Your photos are a respite from the daily madness.

They make my blood pressure go down.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 07:31 PM

12. Thank you for sharing this Siwsan

Beautiful pictures. I've been doing yard work and tending to my gardens to take my mind off things.

It's definitely therapeutic and good for the soul. Your photos of your flowers are great! Is the white one a dogwood tree?

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #12)

Sat May 19, 2018, 07:46 PM

14. It is a crab apple

I have several fruit trees: 2 kinds of plums, a grafted pear that has both red and anjou pears, a yellow delicious apple and the crab apple.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 07:37 PM

13. Gorgeous!

Sometimes I think of something to share with my son and the same happens to me. Your flowers are a welcome sight.

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