Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friends and Flowers

Last year in October I held a blogger brunch and 16 bloggers from 4 different states showed up.  We had a wonderful time.  One of the bloggers was Rhondi from Rose Colored Glasses. 

Rhondi and I have met a few times in person.  She lives a couple of hours from me, so we have been able to develop a friendship beyond our blog.

Rhondi brought every one that attended the blog brunch some flower bulbs from her garden.

I planted them last fall, and today when I went outside, they were blooming.

Friendships and flowers....blooming.

Thank you again Rhondi.  I think of you every time I see them.

edited to add:  the flowers are called rain lily (zephyranthis). 
Welcome Home,
Penny

34 comments:

  1. What a beautiful memory to share.

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  2. I love it! Mine did not grew but I think my soil has some issues since not much seems to be growing. Hey Penny, are we doing another blogger's brunch? ;D It was such a great time!

    Maria @ Linen & Verbena

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  3. That was a lovely day and you all were so sweet. My flower blooms in my dil's garden and is spreading beautifully.

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  4. Penny, love your post! Do you know what the flower is? I had it come up this past spring. A blogger's brunch...sounds like a great way to spend a day. Bonnie

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  5. What a nice gift! And every time they bloom, you shall think of your friend.
    Brenda

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  6. This is so sweet! I had a friend that moved to another town and we exchanged some bulbs from our gardens to keep the memories going. I like Rhondi...I haven't seen her blogging too much lately, hope she is doing well and hope that you are having a good weekend. It's raining here. :-(

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Hi Penny and what a beautiful reminder of a sweet friendship!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Hi Penny and what a beautiful reminder of a sweet friendship!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Penny,
    I am so glad they are blooming! You were so sweet to mention it. I miss you too. Since I am working I am not doing anything creative around my house to write about, but I miss blogging.I've got to figure out a way of doing both!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  10. How precious! I too have flowers in my garden that remind me of friends and they remind me every year:>) You are so lucky to live close enough to meet Rhondi!

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  11. Penny, that was the best day. When is the next one?? Your flowers look great.

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  12. That was a great idea for a gift Rhondi had. It must be nice to have a blogging friend that's not too far away to get together with.
    The flowers are blooming nicely.

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  13. A gift from a friend's garden is always so special, and a nice reminder of your day together.

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  14. The flowers are gorgeous, but then NC has so many beautiful plants that won't grow elsewhere.
    dgmills

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  15. Penny, first off, I envy your friendship with Rhondi. I miss her blog posts!
    Secondly, the rain lilies are a favorite plant in my own garden. They are such a surprise. They burst into bloom right after a rain. Not that I've seen them bloom here in many months, but I know they will again some day. What a special gift! It sounds just like the person I would think Rhondi is.

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  16. Some how I lost mine! =( Yours are so pretty!

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  17. Oh what a special and thoughtful gift. Love them. Hugs, Marty

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  18. O, Penny, how special is this. I just love this post. You and Rhondi are both such sweet ladies..it is only right that you have become fast friends. I LOVE the bulb for a gift idea. Perfect...
    xo bj

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  19. Sweet post....love the flowers & the friendship :) have a great weekend Penny!!

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  20. What a lovely thing to do - that's just how I imagine Rhondi!

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  21. How lovely that you and Rondi were able to meet and what a beautiful gift. The type of gift that keeps on giving, just like friendship. Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

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  22. That was a wonderful post Penny. And the flowers are so pretty! Nice surprise this time of summer for sure.

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  23. This is so nice, Penny!
    What a wonderful symbol of friendship.
    Love it.
    xx
    A

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  24. Those bulbs are a great gift idea. I think I've seen the flowers but never known their name.

    Darla

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  25. What a wonderful idea, blogging is such a great way to build friendships. Lovely flowers, and now every year when they bloom you can celebrate that friendship.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  26. Oh, now I wish I had taken some. somehow I ended up without them. Sigh. These sweet flowers are beautiful. That was so sweet of Rhondi.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  27. Those flowers are gorgeous! What a great gift!
    ~Adrienne~

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  28. Rhondi is a lovely person, and that is such a nice thing to do to bring bulbs. Your garden is beautiful.

    Karen

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  29. What a thoughtful thing to do! Your accompanying thoughts are perfect.

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  30. It sounds like a wonderful time. The flowers are lovely and a perfect gift that keeps giving.
    Kathy

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