My canna lily plant is illuminating a bud for its last bloom of the year She has produced beautiful blossoms all summer, and part of the autumn season. This is her final curtain call.
Her leaves are turning yellow, as her time of vivid flowering comes to an end. Tears of farewell cling to the leaf. Goodbyes are difficult, parting is heartbreaking.
My outdoor plants mean so much to me, bringing joyous smiles to my face, each time I look at them. I nurture them daily, speak lovingly to them, gently pat them, trim their dead leaves and blossoms, and feed and water them.
They are not human, but they are living, vibrant beings, and I never forget that fact.
So long, my lovelies, until we reunite next spring.