Monday 24 Away | A Year of Mondays

No garden for me today…just a long drive back to New Jersey.  Last night, before I left Buffa10 I went to one last  garden.  It was behind a small brick Victorian house–the type that is very common here.   ‘Hope Blooms’  is a garden for those living with HIV/AIDS as well as a living memorial.  I wanted to go there alone, to be silent, and in the long, low light of late afternoon–to remember.

Hope Blooms

5 thoughts on “Monday 24 Away | A Year of Mondays

  1. beautiful.
    looking forward to the rest of your images.

    They’ll be up on Wednesday. I might have to do two parts–1 for gardens and 1 for architecture.

  2. It was such a pleasure having all these great garden bloggers in town. Though I wasn’t on the scheduled tour I was thrilled that a number of bloggers came to visit my garden Hope Blooms. Your post above really touched me. Building and maintaining this garden is truly a labor of love. Reading your comments tell me that all the time and effort is worth it.

    There is truly something cathartic about flowers and gardens. I have the pleasure of bringing bouquets in to the client service areas of our agency, AIDS Community Services. I say pleasure because the clients so appreciate the flowers.

    Thank you again for visiting and thank you for your comments. You have made my day!

    And I thank you Chris. Your garden had a profound affect on me–more than any other I saw in Buffalo–pictures can’t do it justice.

  3. Gardens are spiritually healing. This one must provide much comfort to the residents. I wish I had been able to see it.

    I’m so glad I took the time. I’m also glad it was last. I’ve not been able to get it out of my mind.

  4. Thanks for this, Susan! I plan to add it to the Therapeutic Landscapes Network’s list of healing gardens. A perfect example if ever there was one.

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