Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Heirloom Tomato

 

I belong to the forum, Ugly Hedgehog, where photographers meet, mingle, share ideas, ask for help, advice, buy or sell, and post links for amazing  tutorials, and more.

Last week, Heirloom Tomato passed away, Linda from Maine passed on the message from HT’s daughter, Vesper  White.  The tributes are many and full of thanks for her life,  her laughter, sense of humour, her absolute pleasure  in all she did, in the forum and I’m sure in her  life at  home too, immensely generous in  her help, always ready , if asked,to download a photo and re-post with superb framing, some adjustments , and more. Humble when thanked, and we are all so blessed to have known Hope  White through those pages.

HT ( as so many called you), this is one for you, Rest, be assured you will always be with us in spirit, and memories,  loving thoughts to Vesper and your family

 

Japanese iris  framed for HT, and for Vesper

tribute to HT, UHH member

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ When a dear friend embarks on their final journey,       grieve, but rejoice for their life and  your friendship, continue doing as you did before, with memories in your heart.

Greetings from Jean.

19 comments:

Jette Hollesen said...

Powerful colors. I like it!!!
JetteMajken

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers and colors.. and a lovely quote.. Have a happy weekend!

Ela said...

What beautiful colors !
Have a happy weekend :)

Carol Mattingly said...

What a touching tribute and beautiful photos Jean.

TexWisGirl said...

i am sorry for the loss of your sweet friend.

Michaele said...

What a loss for so many. Amen to that last quote.

Karen said...

I'm sorry for your loss Jean. Our online friends leave a bit gap in our lives when they pass.

Beautiful photos in tribute to HT.

Our photos said...

Wow, nice. I love the red one !

Linda said...

Jean, these are all gorgeous! I had to smile at the name of the forum...Ugly Hedgehog. :)

Janet said...

Nice tribute to your friend.

Nancy's Notes said...

What a beautiful and loving tribute for your friend. I know you'll miss her dearly. Thanks for sharing.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I'm also sorry for your loss Jean. This post is a lovely tribute to her.

I loved the quote ~ FlowerLady

Nancy J said...

Thank you all, muchly, HT was a valued member of UHH, and so many members throughout US, Europe and the UK valued her input, generous help and more over some years. I am ,as always, amazed at the love and care given by fellow bloggers or members of a forum to others at sad times, and rejoicing with them in happy days. It is true, love, care, fellowship and more travel unseen across mountains and oceans. hugs to all, Jean.

Here I Am Carrie said...

So sorry for you loss, what a beautiful tribute and flowers. Even those from the blogging world can touch our lives deeply.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a kind and thoughtful tribute. I'm sorry about the loss of your friend who touched and inspired so many, and was someone that I would have liked to know too.

Jim said...

Jean, this was just lovely. I am sure your friend would have loved this tribute....full of colour and sincerity. All the best.

Barb said...

Gorgeous blooms you chose for your lovely tribute, Jean. I hope all is well with you and Hugh. I'm back in Breck - 4' of snow still in the yard - returning tomorrow to Denver!

KB Bear said...

This is a beautiful tribute, both in words and photos. It sounds as if HT was a special person, and all of you on your forum truly appreciated her.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Lovely Words.
Great flowers you have...