The Bonica roses along the driveway are full of flowers. They're such faithful bloomers and require so little care.
On the weekend we received the sad news that one of my DH's brothers had died in his sleep. It was quite a shock because although he hadn't been in great health for years there was no indication that he was about to die.
Dh came from a family of 6 boys followed by 2 girls. The boys were all very close in age and the brother that now passed away was only 15 months older than my DH who is 77. Due to Covid there will be a small funeral which will be live-streamed ( I think that's the right term). We're 1500 miles away so travel would have been difficult anyway.
The rope that tethers life to eternity
frays when we least expect it.
I'm so sorry for your and your DH's sudden loss. Prayers for your family.ReplyDelete
Your roses are very pretty.ReplyDelete
And I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother-in-law.
Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss, GM.ReplyDelete
The roses = WOW!
Each rose-blossom is flourishing for this suddenly gone brother of your Dad. - -ReplyDelete
Each rose a prayer, reaching heaven as easily and light as this brother of your Dad. - -
Loving your garden.ReplyDelete
So sorry for your loss!!
I'm sorry! Are the other brothers still living? This must be quite a jolt. May your brother-in-law rest in peace.ReplyDelete
Such sad news .... wishing you and dh and all the family love and compassion as you remember and hold those memories close to your heart.ReplyDelete
Love your roses. So sorry to hear about your husband's brother. May your family find peace in these difficult times.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry for your loss...losing siblings is pretty hard to go through.ReplyDelete
The roses are beautiful.
We're so sorry to hear of your loss! Keeping your family close in our hearts! ChrisReplyDelete
Your roses are so lovely. Your husband's brother's passing may be remembered as the time when the roses came into bloom. They could be a special tribute to this dear departed one. I am sorry for your loss and the pain of it's suddenness.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. It sounds like he had a peaceful passing, but the suddenness of it must have been a huge shock for you all. Sending you lots of big hugz, MxxReplyDelete
I am so sorry for your loss, never easy to lose someone without a warning. Your roses are beautiful!ReplyDelete
I am sorry about the loss of your husband's brother. I also wondered if all the other brothers are still living. The pale rose certainly didn't turn out to an ugly duckling among the roses. I love it!ReplyDelete
So sorry for your loss. Beautiful roses.ReplyDelete
The roses are beautiful, I imagine they smell lovely. Condolences to your family.ReplyDelete
I bought the book because I was curious about roses & garlic since I love them both. I don't take the companion gardening to the extreme, as I have a small space. I planted the lemon balm because it was one of the ingredients to make Queen of Hungary. It's a pretty plant, but not alot of lemon in it for me. Has many healing properties, but I prefer Lemon Verbena for the lemony fragrance. I've never tried to overwinter one. Maybe this year.ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry to hear this about your BIL. Prayers with you all. Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete
So sorry to hear of your brother-in-laws passing. We never know when we'll take our last breath, it's always good to remember that when we visit with our family and friends. Your flowers are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your roses look beautiful and how nice that they don't require a lot of care.ReplyDelete
I am sorry to hear about your husband's brother. That must be a terrible shock and especially hard in these times.
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother-in-law. It's such a sad time right now. My siblings and niece and nephew are having a small get together today in honor of my brother who passed Sunday from Covid. It has to be less than 10 people and I'm so sad not to be there with them all since I'm so far away, but it does leave a space for someone else.ReplyDelete
I like what Dori wrote, each rose a prayer. Sad news for your family, I consider the age of your brother in law to not be very old, being 75 myself.ReplyDelete
The roses are simply beautiful. You have such a green thumb, and you are also a great cook. Your baked goods always look picture perfect, like your flowers. How sad about your hustand's brother. I'm so sorry. Six boys, close in age. Bet they were all good boys too.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's especially hard when someone's passing is unexpected. ((hugs))ReplyDelete
So sorry for your loss.
The roses are lovely. Sorry for the loss of your brother-in-law.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for this unexpected loss for you and your family, GM. It's very hard during this time, and with family far away. I'm sure your husband will have many pensive moments, remembering his brother. God bless you both.ReplyDelete