Known as Daylily, these flowers are very popular for lining borders in Northern California. They vary in colors and shapes. Once established, they are very drought tolerance, therefore making them terrific additions for conservative watering landscapes. The ones pictured here are deep burgundy, rich and warm, reminding me of the depth of family love.
I am sending virtue flowers to my SO's father for his Birthday. At the same time, my prayers goes out to him for fast recovery as he is in intensive care. I could only hope with time and good care he will soon be able to regain the freedom to enjoy his family again. It is during these trying times that we realize how strong family ties are and how it is extremely important in our lives.
Love those who love us - more deeply.
I didn't know my father very well. While growing up, I hardly saw him. He was always working, or just very reserved. I remembered him most by the drives to school during my first six months in seventh grade. This half hour ride stayed with me most because I had quality time with him, even though we hardly said a word to each other. After the six months, life created more separations between us and we were mostly apart.
I lost him to a car accident when I was 21. It was devastating for me because I always thought one day I would have an opportunity to learn more about him and to talk to him as an adult. I didn't have that chance and it bothered me for a long time. Eventually, I accepted that our relationship was not the way I liked it to be, but it was good from what I remembered.
Hopefully you are making every effort to get to know your parents, and cherish the time you have with them. Every day is an opportunity, and another less 24 hours we have spent.
Burgundy and Yellow Daylily