Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gratitude

Our horticultural society had their annual general meeting on the weekend and I was surprised, and humbled to receive a gift for all I do for my society.  I've been president, secretary and continue to write the newsletter but have also given lectures, run tours and all the other things we do as a volunteer.  Not because I'm looking for accolades, because I love gardening and giving to our community.
It does make one grateful to know they're appreciated.  The gift is one I'll treasure, and was purchased knowing how much I'd like it.
My new butterfly is now hanging in the front window where it dances with sunbeams every afternoon.
The dinner at this meeting is a pot luck and my friend Ruth who is 91 brought a cake she had a woman make that I just have to share.  Whether a gardener or baker, you'll be sure to admire this work of art.
Although we hated to cut into the cake, it was delicious!

15 comments:

  1. You deserve the recognition. The butterfly is beautiful and the cake looks fantastic.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS JUDITH, HOW NICE....YOUR GIFT IS SO LOVELY. THE CAKE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL, GOD BLESS YOUR FRIEND...91YEARS OLD....HOW ACTIVE SHE IS.......HAVE A NICE DAY....RIZZI

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  3. WOW, that cake is exceptional! And is that a little Fairie Door? Georgeous...I can see why cutting into it may have been hard!

    Congratulations. It's nice to be appreciated and I'm happy you shared this with us. Giving of oneself is truly a blessing.

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  4. Congrats, that is a wonderful keepsake. And the cake ... WOW, it was gorgeous.

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  5. Congratulations and well deserved. The butterfly is beautiful and that cake is amazing!

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  6. Congratulations, Judith! You are very deserving! That is one of the most stunning cakes I've seen! I love your butterfly too - these ladies know you well!
    Hugs, Beth

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  7. Congratulations Judith. I do know you work tirelessly for your Horticultural district. Well done. Valerie

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  8. Congratulations Judith! It is admirable to see that pretty cake your friend made.
    Thank you for the closed up photos! Looks so delicious! I know you did not want to cut the cake. Your blue butterfly is lovely too!

    Have a great weekend.
    Tomoko

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  9. Dear Judith, How very beautiful and congratulations! So lovely that you were acknowledged for your many contributions to the horticultural field in your area. I'm so pleased for you!

    And that cake IS a work of art – I would not have been brave enough to cut it.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful day. – g

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  10. Super cake. They say that what goes around comes around, glad it was your turn this time

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  11. It's a good think you took a picture of that cake, as it is really beautiful! It looks like something from Marjolain Bastien.

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  12. Congratulations! What a lovely gift too! The cake was fabulous! I would have hated to cut into it too, but that's just part of the deal! Sounds like you are a very busy person with the horticultural society!

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  13. Congratulations! The butterfly is beautiful! I know you work hard for what you love! It shows!
    Hope you have a great day,
    Kathy

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  14. Judith, congratulations and the butterfly is lovely!

    The cake is fabulous....oh my goodness, it IS a work of art.

    Have a great weekend!

    Barb ♥

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  15. Congratulations! Your new butterfly is very lovely. And that cake is just a work of art. Very pretty.

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