“How typical of Jean,” I thought when she sent me cheery photos (including the one above) of spring flowers in Vancouver. “To do something nice for me when it’s her birth-week.”
Jean does this kind of thing.
But it’s Jean’s birthday, so these flowers are dedicated to her.
If asked to name something that comes to mind when we think of Jean, her friends would probably say:
(We might also add Athletics, Books and Music but those words don’t begin with an ‘F’, so they don’t make the cut here.)
These flowers are in honour of a special birthday.
Jean loves flowers. She’s actually studied gardening. Recently, she created a whole new garden from scratch.
Peonies are among her favorites.
So are Bleeding Hearts. These below are grandchildren of a plant she gave me years ago.
A few of Jean’s gardener friends have contributed flowers and garden scenes to this birthday greeting.
Ornamental grasses from Linda’s garden:
And a lovely white peony:
Jan sends this yellow beauty and the pink lady’s slippers by the lakeside:
And from Val’s garden come these peonies and scene of the lush countryside northwest of Toronto:
Thank you, Jean.
For your friendship.
And for being you.
A blessed birthday and birth-week to you.