Rewind back to a post from a few weeks ago and i was asking my readers how they show appreciation to their community. Well i live in a really small village where we all know each other fairly well, there is just one local pub and the little old lady down the road displays fresh flowers and veg on an honesty table for charity. Yes it is quiet here.
Today I have the most beautiful story to share, to the point that if i do not share soon I think my heart may well burst.
We have been living here for just under two years now and recently my Daughter started full time school which meant we took a different route out of the village everyday. On one of our first journeys we noticed a hidden allotment and on the school run we would slow the car right down to have a peep through the bushes and see if we could spot what was growing in there. During the summer a patch was full of sunflowers as tall as giants, Gladioli as bushy as forests and just recently after parking up the car and walking to climb the big wooden gate leading into the allotment we were surprised with hundreds of Dahlia. Different varieties and colors. My little girl is a flower lover and was amazed at the amount of blooms in one area! It was adorable to watch her little face.
We left the plot and i stopped by the next day after the school drop off to say hello to a fellow neighbor. I enquired about the Dahlia patch and sh walked me across the road to meet the allotment owner. We were greeted with a warming smile by a big burly man in his eighties.
Still a worker with a well kept home. It turns out i am familiar with his brother who also lives in the village. I told Mr C that hes darling flowers had caught my eye and i would love to take a few photographs of them next time i am passing.
Mr C told me he would be delighted for me to enjoy what he had grown this year and to fill a basket with any flowers i wanted, any time.
Totally blown away by my neighbors kindness. I am a flower blogger and my passion is growing and photographing flowers. Could you imagine how i felt whilst taking pictures of the Dahlia this morning and helping myself to the most beautiful batch of pom pom Dahlia i have ever seen.
Today i have a very big smile on my face and i am grateful for neighbors.
They say the Dahlia is an old fashioned flower which nobody cares for much anymore, but just recently the Dahlia has made a come back. I have six pots filled of my own which i have been growing from seed and maybe one day Mr C will tell me his secret to keeping such a large, youthful crop.