Autumn has arrived!
First, let me thank you for all your lovely emails of encouragement regarding my anemia! You all are the loveliest people. What a blessing.
I am sitting by the window that overlooks my walled garden. I marvel at the dahlias that are blooming. I planted several varieties and didn’t realize some of them get as large as shrubbery! I thought I had dug those up and moved them last fall. But no, I actually dug up the calla lilies and now have not only large dahlias, but a bumper crop of lilies.
This past weekend, my granddaughter and daughter-in-law went to our annual tea celebrating our birthdays. To my surprise, it was a Halloween-themed tea and the tearoom buzzed with excitement. The Windsor Court has a superb tearoom and is steeped in tradition, but today it was all about fun. It is amazing that they can maintain elegance and still have a themed party like this. Everyone was thrilled to see Maleficent singing and visiting the tables. All fun for all ages.
Memories. We all were creating memories. I think during this past two years of being separated it has made us all cherish time we have with family and friends. Perhaps we took for granted we would always have that freedom to go anywhere and visit. But Covid changed all that. We relied on memories to get us through times of loneliness and vowed to create as many new ones as soon as we could.
I cherish time with family and friends so much more. Every moment is important and should be treated that way. As we have opportunities, let’s step out and do something fun. Call more often, and always take photos when you can. Time is a precious gift.