Thursday, August 23, 2012

DAFFODIL DAY


It's Daffodil Day today.
I've bought bunches of the gorgeous blooms -
they make my heart sing!


Daffodil Day is the Australian Cancer Council's largest fundraising event.
Thousands are today wearing yellow, purchasing their daffodils,
helping to raise funds for cancer research.



As 2012 is the year Cancer entered my life, today has more than the usual significance.



Daffodil Day was initiated in 1957, in Toronto, Canada -
coincidentally the city where my daughter met her husband years ago.
And now they are back here visiting with our delightful grandson,
the Petite Garcon.



I will miss them desperately when they leave ...

However, there are many happy memories to be shared ..





Think I'll wear the yellow shirt out to dinner tonight!

Have a great and sunny weekend xxx



12 comments:

  1. Gosh, as we are about to enter Autumn it's so nice to see some cheery daffs especially as it's all for a good cause. I'm sure that yellow shirt looked great! x

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    1. Hi Suzy, the seasons are turning, and Spring is springing up around here. Love the yellow colours of Autumn, especially in the colder climes. Yellow shirt went well! x

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  2. Hello, Patricia ! Thinking of you and of all the people affected by this terrible illness which thankfully is better treated and cured nowadays. In a sense, 2012 will be the year cancer entered my close circle too. My mother had surgery 10 days ago and is now recovering by the sea ; thankfully, everything went well, it was caught very early and the prognosis is excellent. I was able to be with her and was happy about that ! That yellow shirt looks very cheerful ; big kisses from France to you and your petit garçon !

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  3. Hello, Silver Bunny, I am so sorry to hear about your mother, but also such good news that it was caught very early. Recovery by the sea sounds such a perfect idea! She would have been so pleased you were with her, as I am pleased my daughter was able to travel here a few months into my recovery. I passed on kisses to the little one :) Thankyou,
    xx

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  4. Dear Patricia.
    Its wonderful to know, that you are now better and running around enjoying life. You went through a very very rough time. Great to have your daughter with you.
    Your daffodils are stunning. All for a good cause.
    I remember you showing us your beautiful blouse and how you made it.. Even though your arms hurt at the time.
    Sending you love .. enjoy your family and petit Garçon..
    val

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    1. Thank you Val, it was a bit fraught back in March! My arms are not hurting now, which is a wonderful relief. Enjoying the last day with the family ... love to you too xx

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  5. Glad that you're getting so much enjoyment from their visit. Daffodils are one of my favourite flowers, they look so cheery, happy and hopeful.

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    1. Daffodils are the friendliest flowers, little faces bobbing in the breeze! Great motif for the Cancer Council.

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  6. Hello Patricia
    Daffodils are the perfect flower to mark the day. They are so bright cheerful and full of hope. I have only discovered your blog after your earlier ordeal and so happy you are past it. I hope and pray that one day a cure will be found for this horrible disease. Much hope and happiness being sent your way. I can almost smell those daffodils!

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    1. Thanks Sanda, hope and happiness greatfully received. I don't know what the future holds for me, but hope is key. Smelling the roses and the daffs these days!

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  7. Mr red roses stopped on his way home from work last night and surprised me with two bunches which was lovely. My own family and all my friends have people in their lives who have experienced cancer in one form or another.
    Soak up the remainder of your family Patricia and I wish them a pleasant journey home.
    xx

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  8. Enjoy your daffodils - they are heralding the Springtime!
    Cancer is everywhere these days - let's cheer on the research teams. Of course, I never thought it would be me - it always happens to other people! xx

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