The last blossoms from the last bouquet from the last farmers' market before the big frost.
Dedicated to our first neighborhood friend who is moving, retiring, having a big birthday, and who has always had a big, no, make that huge enough to nurture an entire community, heart.
The meaning of flowers tells us that dahlia brings the meaningful messages and blessings of enduring grace as well as symbolizing inner strength, creativity, and standing strong in sacred values.
This describes our dear friend perfectly.
All best wishes to her and congratulations to her new neighbors. Our loss is their gain.
We may just have to go on a road trip to make sure they are suitably appreciative. In any case that is the excuse we will use when we announce we are heading her way. Not that our bags are packed already or anything.
Love, love, love to you and yours until we meet again.