Originally uploaded by ChristinaSchulz.
I love Dahlia's and have ever since I was a child. My grandmother was a master gardener who had every kind of flower on her land.She grew grapes, strawberries and figs and the best tomatoes you ever put in your mouth Each year she had dahlia's in her garden and I was captivated even then with their showiness. Since moving here you see them everywhere they seem to thrive in this climate and each time I see them it makes me smile . Often while driving to the coast or along the country roads here you will see flower stands with cut dahlis's for a couple of dollars which you pay on the honor system. It is one of the simple pleasures of living here. Thanks to Christina Schultz for the picture. I hope to go next year when the Log Cabin Dahlia farm has it's open house.
While reading my blogs yesterday I came across Darlene 's blog about motherhood and loss. I too can identify with the blogger she referenced who also lost her mom to cancer as I did also. I still miss my mom almost everyday. The one thing I have found that I miss the most from both my parents and their loss is to hear their voice.You remember how they sounded but sometime you just wish you could hear it again.
I read once that you are never truly an adult until you lose both your parents and I find that is true because once you lose them you really have only yourself to depend on in the end as there will never be anyone else who loves you like your mom.