Remembrance and the Forget-Me-Nots Blooming in our Garden

Henry David Thoreau wrote about the Forget-M-me-not, ” It is one of the most interesting minute flowers. It is the more beautiful for being small and unpretending; even flowers must be modest.”






The colors have not begun to fade if you look at it all in the shade.


The Forget-Me-Not flowers are blooming, their soft pale blue is enviable.


So if spring is not your thing, stop thinking about it.


God named all of the flowers according to their true forms.

The tiny exquisite flower waited for its turn with hope.

The little flower was delighted to wear such a light shade of blue.

Still waiting and worrying that little flower’s small amount of blue might be forgotten.

The waiting began to way heavily on little flower and soon there would be no more pretending.

The unnamed one called out, “Forget-me-not, O Lord!”

God replied, “That shall be your name.”

And therefore when we see the little Forget-me-nots blooming,

We shall remember those we have lost and they shall know we have not forgotten.

Mrs. Watkins, an English lady used to live next door to my family on California Street in Huntington Park. She used to paint forget-me-nots on bone china cups. She was the first to make me aware of forget-me-nots and I have always gazed at them with fondness every time I see them growing and opening up to the world. Thank you, Mrs. Watkins for the treasure of your memory and your love for forget-me-nots.




6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brendelle
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 12:27:04

    What a beautiful rememberance and as soon as possible going to my special nursery to buy these delicate flowers in memory of my belived Parents and now my special brother! I needed this todayđŸ˜€


  2. Dina
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 15:58:55

    Now I want some for my garden!


  3. Diane
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 16:04:18

    Hi, I’ve been thinking about you. Forget-me-nots are beautiful. Our back yard and front yard are torn up. It will be done probably in the next week and a half. I am happy that we went ahead with this. First of all it’s drought resistant and saves money and doesn’t waste water. I think it will be a beautiful addition to our landscaping. Yesterday we went and picked out two beautiful boulders. The pneumonia is better, but still am weak. Slowly getting stronger. Concussion on the other hand needs tweaking. What I mean is, my friend needs to tell me where to go from here to feel better. I know I need to rest more. That is not in my DNA. Hope you and Skip are well and I think I’m well enough to pretty soon go out to lunch. Talk soon and miss you. Love Diane



  4. Sheila Clapkin
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 19:22:00

    Keep us posted on the work around your home
    And let us help you with replanting.


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