Wednesday Vignette is hosted by the talented, creative, and all around great person, Anna, at Flutter and Hum.
During our visit to Henry Hardware in Kingston, I was struck with the great plant combinations that Debbie Teashon put together. Here are three of them offered as a goodbye to our dear Stryder who died in my arms last night. Born in November, Stryder would have been thirteen soon. These autumn blooms are, therefore, a fitting farewell for our pal who entered and exited (almost) in this season of change.
The Carex foliage above reminds me of his copious long fur.
He had both a sweet side, displayed almost exclusively to me, and a prickly personality with everyone else.
Just as the blooms we appreciate are fleeting, so too are the lives of our companion animals. It's sad to see them go but that's what makes their time with us so very dear. Today, appreciate your blooms and if you're lucky enough to have been chosen by a pet, give him/her an extra bit of love won't you?
Warm summer sun, shine kindly here.
Warm southern wind, blow softly here,
Green sod above, lie light,lie light.
Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.
Reminds me that now I'll have to set an alarm as he won't be waking me up every morning at 5:30 by licking my eyes.
Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.
Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heap’d for the beloved’s bed;
And so thy thoughts when thou are gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley