Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lou's Christmas Cactus

Lou's Christmas cactus is blooming. Lou died two years ago, and her husband gave most of her houseplants away. I received her red Christmas cactus. I love to think of Lou; she was such a friendly gardener, always so bright and cheery.

Our houseplants come and go. Our friends come and go. My 90-year-old friend Trudy is moving to her daughter's home in Portland, Oregon next week. I nearly cried at her farewell luncheon today.

My dear friends move on in their journeys. And so do i.