Hi everyone, how are you folks doing?
It’s August already and we’ve come to the end of another busy week, and looking forward to the weekend or even holidays for some of us. The UK heatwave is forecast to return again following a short respite this week.
Recently I planted some sunflower seeds and two of them have really taken off and are now about 8 feet tall! They were given to me to plant by our vet in honour of our beloved little Shetland sheepdog who died in January. I’ve created a little memorial garden in his favourite spot and planted a beautiful white rose named in his honour. The rose has bloomed beautifully and is now guarded each side by the two magnificent sunflowers. One came into bloom a few days ago and the other is about to. Did you know that in Greek they are called Helianthus and that they are heliotropic, meaning that they turn and follow the sun during the day? Just looking at sunflowers makes us all smile don’t they, that’s why they are known as ‘Happy Flowers’? Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity, (which is possibly why our vet gave them to us to remember our little chap). Like the sun, they have ‘the ability to provide energy in the form of nourishment and vibrancy—attributes which mirror the sun and the energy provided by its heat and light.’ (proflowers.com/blog/history...)
Maybe plant or buy some sunflowers to have in your garden or home to raise your spirits and put a smile on yours or a loved ones face.
Do share with us how you are doing, what you’ve been up to, and if there’s anything we can do to support you as you care for your loved ones. Don’t forget to take some time out to care for yourself too.
Wishing you a happy weekend.