Monday, April 30, 2012

For Leontien

These Agapanthus are for beloved blogging buddy, Leontien Vandelaar, who is battling cancer. The name Agapanthus is derived from the greek 'agape' which means 'love' and 'anthos' meaning 'flower'. They are quite beautiful and showy, making a dramatic, yet graceful appearance, kind of like Leontien herself. :) Sending many good thoughts, prayers and wishes for good health to return to you, Leontien!


A big thanks to Buttons, TexWisGirl, and A Rural Journal for coordinating and/or hosting this beautiful event!

20 comments:

hootnonny said...

What better for you friend than a flower of love! Truly beautiful, as is your sentiment.

So glad to see you back!

beth said...

this photo is so beautiful. what a gift !!

my dad just recently experienced the same thing as your hubby. he had had open heart/bypass surgery 6 years ago, and while moving to their new house, wasn't feeling well. he too had the catheterization and 2 stents were placed in one artery. he's such a trooper !!

i'm so glad both our "boys" are doing so well !!

Pearl said...

A beautiful name for a beautiful flower.

Your friend will be in my prayers.

Pearl

the wild magnolia said...

so beautiful, dreamy and filled with hope.

for leontien.

Buttons said...

This is beautiful I am so happy you took the time to explain the meaning it is just perfect. Thank you Hug B

TexWisGirl said...

THANK YOU, gail! this is spectacular! :)

JillsyGirl Studio said...

what a beautiful image and gesture!

Shug said...

Hi Gail..
What a beautiful photo of a gorgeous flower and such a lovely message to go along with it...
Isn't it wonderful how as blogging friends, we become like a family.
We care about what valley's our friends are traveling through...
Glad to hear from you...hope that you have been able to find some relaxing, peaceful days through all the difficult times that you have had during the past months..
hugs to you...
Shug

lissa said...

what a beautiful image! very sweet to just see it.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I don't believe I've seen these flowers before, but they're incredibly beautiful & like you said, dramatic & graceful! I love the softness of this shot! WoW! =)

It's me said...

O yes….Leontien need this !!!..love for all the blog girls who give her flowers today !!…glad you did this….love Ria…xxx…

Butterbean Row said...

Gail,
I don't think I have ever seen this flower before! It is gorgeous and I love how you edited it.

♥charlotte

Nancy said...

Lovely, Gail.

Thank you so much for sharing your flowers with Leontien! xoxo

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous photo..

Kathy said...

How lovely!

Beth said...

such a gorgeous flower. such a lovely color. (:

Barbara said...

Just beautiful, Gail. The perfect choice!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Stunning photo! Beautiful light, colours and clarity.

lisa said...

This is just beautiful Gail!
It almost looks like a painting.

bailey-road.com said...

This is a really beautiful photo, Gail.