White Dahlia, Pink Amaryllis and Friendship

04 Oct

Our white Dahlias are very lovely this year. They seem to have found their feet at last.

White Dahlia in our garden

I have been singing with friends this afternoon, getting ready for a performance in November. Their garden is glorious but only this photo worked today as I am getting to know how my new camera works.

Amaryllis in J&M’s garden

My Blog is dedicated to my lovely friend, Kath, who died six years ago today. In Sonnet 104, Shakespeare talks about the value of friendship and the fact that enduring friendship remains intact despite the “process of the seasons” and the passing of the years.

To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still. Three winters cold
Have from the forests shook three summers’ pride;
Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turned
In process of the seasons have I seen;
Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burned,
Since first I saw you fresh, which yet are green.
Ah yet doth beauty, like a dial hand,
Steal from his figure, and no pace perceived;
So your sweet hue, which methinks still doth stand,
Hath motion, and mine eye may be deceived.
  For fear of which, hear this, thou age unbred:
  Ere you were born was beauty’s summer dead.
I have written almost every day with Kath in mind, a total so far of 2,309 posts in her memory.

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3 responses to “White Dahlia, Pink Amaryllis and Friendship

  1. nrhatch

    October 6, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Lovely flowers and sentiments ~ did Kath inspire you to start blogging? Or did she inspire you in other ways?

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 6, 2017 at 8:10 am

      It was after Kath died, far too young of a brain tumour, that I resolved to live each day finding the best and the most beautiful things to enhance our lives, however long or short they may be, and then decided to blog it to share with others. Kath was the most positive of people even through the grim days of her illness and I wanted to keep that positivity alive. xx

      • nrhatch

        October 7, 2017 at 2:18 am

        What an awesome legacy to Kath!


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