There are times when words just aren’t enough.

So I send flowers on my blog to individuals going through happy times, sad times — or just because.

This time, the flowers are for someone whom many of you may remember: my friend Valerie. With husband Chris, pet dogs, chickens, their beautiful gardens, home and farm — ValΒ graced these pages about 4 times in the last two years, and many more times through her kind comments here.

Val is very ill right now. These flowers are sent to her from bloggers who read about her and from my own family too.

Blog flowers For Val from Gallivanta

From Gallivanta in New Zealand

Blog Flowers for Val from Cindy Knoke1

From Cindy Knoke, USA

Blog Flowers For Val from Wendy MacDonald

From Wendy MacDonald, Canada

Blog Flower from Natalie Scarberry

From Natalie Scarberry, USA


From Jeni Rankin, Scotland

Blog Flowers for Val From Amy and Alan the Greyhound

From Amy Grant (and her greyhound Alan), USA

Blog flower from Laurie Graves

From Laurie Graves, USA

Blog Flowers for Val from Diane Taylor

From Diane Taylor, Canada

Blog flowers for Val from Chris

From Chris, Canada

Blog Flower for Val from Katherine 2

From Katherine, Gibraltar

Blog Flowers for Val from Lavinia

From Lavinia and Rick, USA

Blog Flowers for Val from Ann Moser.JPG

From Ann Moser, Canada


From Derrick Knight, UK

Blog Flowers for Val from Jason

From Jason, USA

Blog flowers for Val from Margaret

From Margaret Mair, Canada

Blog Flowers for Val from MT McGuire.jpg

From MT McGuire, UK

Blog Photo Amaryllis Red and White

From Cynthia, Hamlin and Family

Love and prayers, dear Val and Chris.

I thank you for welcoming my blog community into your home, and above all, thank you for being you.

**Blogger friends: You are welcome to send a flower for Val. I will add it here.





Filed under A Good Home, Blogging Community, Flowers, Valerie Rowley

73 responses to “FLOWERS FOR VAL

  1. What a wonderful gesture! May Val feel the love through these flowers!

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with Val.

  3. Sent you a couple of photos to add. Take your pic. Or pick πŸ˜€

    Good wishes sent to her from all of us here.

  4. What a lovely way to support Val and Chris. You’re a gem Cynthia.
    I can’t see how to add a flower. I’ll try another way. πŸ™‚

  5. Cynthia, what a beautiful bouquet for a lovely lady. You’re a kind and thoughtful friend. These flowers speak love. Thank you for including the links to the posts so we can visit her gorgeous home again.
    Blessings of comfort & peace for Val, her family, and her friends ~ Wendy

  6. Hi, not sure how to send over one of my flower pics….nevertheless, I do hope and pray, Val feels better soon. πŸŒ»πŸ’πŸŒΉ~ all the best to you Val. ~ Janette

  7. What a gorgeous enormous bouquet. Brings joy to my day too. πŸ™‚

  8. That is a beautiful thing to do, sending flowers! Wishing Val all the best for a speedy recovery. She and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Best wishes to Val and I hope she enjoys her lovely bouquets.

  10. Thanks for using one of my photos for this post Cynthia! May all of them brighten Val’s world. Love, N πŸ™‚ ❀

  11. Prayers for Val will be added to my list.

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  13. Oh dear – I don’t know how to do this – I’ll try again

  14. I can’t help but think that this will give Val a smile and a lift!

  15. What a lovely idea. I hope your friend Val gets a smile from all the flowers and your words.

  16. I read that post about her chickens – so fun. Sending my best wishes!

  17. Such a kind thought Cynthia – my thoughts and prayers are with Val and her family and friends. I love the bouquet and would like to contribute but am away from home at present with no photos stored on this old netbook.

  18. Laurie Graves

    Had to blunder about before figuring out how this worked πŸ˜‰ Here’s a flower for Val.

  19. I truly hope these offerings will lift Valerie’s spirits.

  20. What a thoughtful idea, Cynthia. Not sure if this will work, but here is a try to send some flowers. These ones look hopeful to me.

  21. The flowers are just beautiful. So kind. Thinking of you Val .. Get well soon.

  22. Kev

    They’re all beautiful, Cynthia! 😊

  23. What beautiful flowers, best wishes coming from Texas – my thoughts are with you.

  24. I absolutely love this idea and will be sending flowers and prayers! xo

  25. Sending healing wishes for Val, and Cynthia, thank you for such a lovely idea.

  26. I’ve sent a flower pic for Val. πŸ˜‰

  27. Many prayers for Val and Chris both during this difficult time!

  28. Beautiful idea Cynthia – hope your friend gets well soon!

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  30. You brought tears to my eyes with this post and the other one about Valerie, what a kind idea Cynthia, and what a beautiful epitaph. This is a lovely way to remember and pay respects to another loved human, it’s interesting how much the internet has influenced us here too. take care Poli

  31. This was a wonderful idea Cynthia. I recognized a number of your visitors as I visit them too. It’s like walking through a neighbourhood where you actually know your neighbours. I’m feeling like I surely missed an opportunity to meet someone quite lovely when I saw Valerie with her chickens on your current post. ❀

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