GARDENS ARE SUMMER DELIGHT!

Weekly Photo Challenge Summer Lovin’

Flowers! Blooms of pink, red, orange, purple are summer to me! Each livin’ day is brighter and sweeter with all the gardens in our communities. I savour the scents and colours during our all-too-brief summers!

I composed a few words here to highlight some of these delights of the warm growing season. Also, here is a photo from this year’s roses.

Enjoy your summer!

Summer Lovin' Wordle by  Patricia A. McGoldrick
Summer Lovin’ Wordle by
Patricia A. McGoldrick

 

2014 FIRST ROSE OF SUMMER!
2014 FIRST ROSE OF SUMMER!

MEMORY BOOK–MAKE ONE

Summer is flying by. I realize the brevity of the season as the temperature dropped to an autumn coolness last night, calling for a sweater on an evening walk.

I also realized that it is just over a month since our street lost a good neighbour.

Annie actually lived on the opposite end of our crescent. Although she lived quite a few houses away, our paths crossed each year at an annual late summer/fall barbecue, hosted by a couple of our mutual neighbours. During the ensuing months, we would meet by chance at the local food store or mall, exchange a smile, a quick hello. Sometimes, we would wave to each other as we passed by our homes, driving or walking. We did, in fact, wave to each other as I drove past Annie’s place, just a few weeks ago.

A handful of days later, Annie died. Seeing her obituary in the daily paper was a shock and it has taken some weeks to process this loss to her family and our community.

In her memory , I wrote this haiku and made a little memory book. 

Wordle Annie

Haiku for a Neighbour

 I waved to Annie

sitting in shade on her porch

Who knew ’twas the last?

© 2013 Patricia A. McGoldrick

R.I.P