|Padma Patel Hufflepuff - May 30, 2001 to April 17, 2016|
After almost 16 years, on Monday we had to say goodbye to our beloved Big Boy, Padma. I am still teary and mourning his loss. I'll post a tribute later this month, but I wanted to note the change his passing has made to our lives.
The weather has been cold and somber.
Dark skies, thunder, hail, rain.
Nonetheless spring marches on.
We have a clematis blooming.
And April is Bleeding Heart time.
This is our native bleeding heart.
We also have a couple of cultivars.
This bright green bleeding heart lights up a dark corner and plays nicely with the trilliums and hellebore.
We are getting a small collection of muscari (grape hyacinths).
This large fuzzy one is my favorite.
This white-topped one is called Mount Hood.
A perennial forget-me-not.
A new primrose.
I'll plant it in the front of the flowerbed. Now that we have a deer fence, it should thrive there.
And no one will munch on the lilies this year!
A new pale pink flowering currant.
The older, bright pink current is going strong.
If you mourn, it is only because you shared your heart.