Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 01/12/2016


Photo taken on May 27, 2015


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27 May 2015


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Get well, Rachel

Get well, Rachel
I wanted a bright, cheery image this morning, 12 January 2016, to wish my daughter well, and thought these little pink hearts were appropriate. Yesterday, she went in for supposedly day surgery, but phoned me after she was moved from the recovery room, to say that they were keeping her in overnight. She wasn't able to give me any details, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it was all straight forward. Speedy recovery, Rachel! At least you are in the best place for the time being, but I hope it won't be too long before you can go home.

Update, early afternoon: my daughter is now at her home, after complications yesterday. Unfortunately, she now knows that she is most likely going to have to have major surgery with various accompanying problems. I am so upset for her.

On 27 May 2015, I had a volunteer shift and afterwards, as the sun was shining, I called in at the Reader Rock Garden, where I found these beautiful Bleeding Heart flowers. There was rain in the forecast so I thought I'd better make the most of the blue sky while I could. Alberta was bone dry everywhere, with wildfires especially further north. Much as I really dislike the rain, we desperately needed it.

From the Garden, I drove through the adjoining Union Cemetery and then another nearby cemetery, and then called in at a wetland in SW Calgary.

A lot of people have a photo of Bleeding Heart flowers in their photostream - they are beautiful flowers. This garden is situated on a hillside and it's usually windy whenever I go there, lol, so these delicate branches of little pink hearts are a bit of a challenge to keep in the viewfinder.

"Lamprocapnos spectabilis also known as old-fashioned bleeding-heart, Venus's car, Lady in a bath, Dutchman's trousers, or Lyre-flower is a rhizomatous perennial plant native to eastern Asia from Siberia south to Japan. It is the sole species in the monotypic genus Lamprocapnos. It is a popular ornamental plant for flower gardens in temperate climates, and is also used in floristry as a cut flower for Valentine's Day. It usually has red heart-shaped flowers with white tips which droop from arching flower stems in late spring and early summer. White-flowered forms are also cultivated." From Wikipedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamprocapnos

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Pam J
Pam J
GET WELL RACHEL !!

She will do fine... knowing is half the fear taken away. All will be well.... HUGSSSSS

Dicentra ! Ladies in the Bath !! So love them
20 months ago.