Sunday, 21 June 2009

Happy Fathers Day

A glimmer of hope in the form of a Poppy...
A difficult day for me today and I expect many others too, the first Fathers day without my Dad, Mam is coming for her dinner and then we are going to the Cemetery to visit Dad, I bought some flowers yesterday ready to take along.
Now for the glimmer of hope.... This morning a Poppy has appeared in my garden, the colour of this Poppy is the colour of the flowers I have bought for my Dad.
We also have a gardener coming today to sort out the garden as at the moment it is weed ridden and full of overgrown plants that need to be sorted out, of course he will be instructed to leave this beautiful poppy alone.



21 comments:

Deb said...

Definitely spooky but how beautiful is it?
I`m in same boat as you today with it being fathers day but we`ll get through it best we can x

Toni said...

a lovely flower huge hugs Jak you'll make it through the day xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Thinking of you Jak....the poppy is so beautiful and such a stunning colour.
Hugs
Love Sheila xx

My'scardcorner said...

Oh what a beauty and amazing it is the same colour as your flowers
Guess Dad is thinking of you too. :0)

Jean said...

Another beauty Jak. Thinking of you today. Love Jeanx

traceym said...

I know how you feel Jak, mothers day was a killer for me too. THe firsts are the worst I think. THe poppy is the most beautiful colour and you were concerned the other week you weren't going to be able to grow them. There's a message there for you I'm sure.
Thinking of you today.

Trace xxx

Anonymous said...

My what a beautiful poppy Jak and such a fabulous colour too - I've never seen one that shade before! Will be thinking of you today. Viv xx

Nicki said...

Beautiful Poppy, such a pretty colour, and i hope that you can at least spend the day having lovely thoughts of your dad with your mum.
Take care
Nicki
x

Sue c said...

Jak,what a beautiful poppy.

PeeJay said...

Stunning! That would make the most beautiful sheet Jak!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same as PeeJay Jak,that it would make a lovely sheet.Hugs for you and your mum today Jak.

Hazel x (nuttylady)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jak,

That was a message from your Dad. How lovely

McLiz xx

lisa said...

Hi Jak. Hope you are getting through the day ok. This poppy was definitely a message fom your Dad. This is my 5th Father's Day without my Dad and little things happen which make you think they are never too far away.
Take care!

Lisax

*Linda* said...

I hope you have a good day with your mum and family Jak, I share your feelings today having only lost my dad in February.
The poppy is gorgeous, such a stunning colour and now so special too
Take care,
Hugs,
Linda x

Claire Brennan said...

Big hugs Jak.

Jan R said...

Just beautiful Jak, and a lovely colour too.

Liz said...

Thinking of you Jak - Father's Day is very hard for me too as is Mother's Day. I wish you a lovely day with your mum. Liz x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Stunning poppy, what a beautiful colour

Chris xx

Linda said...

Stunning Poppy. Am sure it was your dad's way of letting you know he is still around.

Mad Mary said...

Wow Jak, what a beauty that Poppy is and like Linda i am sure it's a message from your dad to say he's around. Thank you for showing the picture, it's gorgeous.

Mary xx

Sarah Ann said...

When the petals have gone from the poppy and it starts to dry out a bit, take the seed head and you will have lots more seeds to grow more, its too beautiful to waste, though it would self seed on its own but I think you like to know where they are going to be, but I love finding something come up in my garden that I didnt plant.....or at least dont remember doing so, its like a bit of sunshine in a winters day xxx