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:

Jojo said...

What a beautiful memory to share.

Maria said...

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

Donnie said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Pat said...

Wonderful gift, Penny!!

Cozy Little House said...

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

Blondie's Journal said...

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

Shelia said...

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

Shelia said...

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

Rhondi said...

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

Kathleen Grace said...

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!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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

camp and cottage living said...

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.

Babs said...

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

dgmills said...

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

Sarah said...

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.

All That Glitters said...

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

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

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

bj said...

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

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

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

Pondside said...

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

T's Daily Treasures said...

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

Kat said...

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

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

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

see you there! said...

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

Darla

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

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

Jeanne said...

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

Michele Smith said...

How sweet! Such pretty flowers.

Adrienne said...

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

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

That is so very sweet Penny! I love that flower.

KarenHarveyCox said...

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

Karen

Eileen said...

How lovely!

Vee said...

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

Kathy said...

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