Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Day 80 Iris Story
Yesterday I had Lori over to the Boulevarden. We had coffee (one or two too many for me) and chatted about gardening. She told me she had met a man who had an abundance of Iris' and so invited her to come over and take as many as she wanted, because what she didn't take he was going to throw away as the Iris' needed thinning badly. So what else could Lori do but take 'em all. She said she took a truck load home, planted what she could and then offered them to neighbours (doesn't it tick you off that in spell check it always tells us our 'Canadian' words are spelt wrong? or is that just me...anyway) and friends.
In (wonderful) consequence a neighbour who had taken some Iris' for her garden asked Lori over for a visit. Lori said she has lived in her neighbourhood for 7 years and had yet to meet a neighbour. The woman who invited her over was an artist and her and her husband both performed in dances and she did all the beading and sewing of the intricate costumes...anyway it was a wonderful story of sharing and community.
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