Forget me not.

IMG_0226 Forget me not

Another little flower that has just arrived over the last few days is the ‘Forget me not’. Perhaps, through all the events over the last 4 weeks I just ignored everything but this little flower is not to be ignored, hence its name. It’s funny how a flower as little as this one can still command attention even when surrounded by so much  activities as has been the case since Helvi’s fall. I found time to take her photo, even when not in focus, still it’s splendour is there to see.

Helvi tells me that this one comes around every year and in the same pot. The drought is now taking its toll, and farmers are now being counselled and billions are now taken from somewhere to help them through. Some are arguing that traditional farming is just not viable inland of Australia. Not enough rain and pumping water from elsewhere is not cost effective.

Our Prime minister is promising to bring suicide in Australia back to zero. A lofty promise, and one could advice him to  start at the prevention of that by looking at the refugees in Manus and Nauru, if he is to be taken serious. I don’t really want to wander off in the political arena but sometimes I get drawn to making certain conclusions bordering on the political. It is foolish of me. I know.

It is better to stick to the ‘forget-me-not.

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18 Responses to “Forget me not.”

  1. Big M Says:

    I am sorry to hear of Helvi’s calamities. Of course home owners are mandated to report potential trip hazards, errant branches, pot holes etc to the council but the said council seems to take it’s own sweet time to examine the problem, let alone actually address it. Two broken arms and an infection. These are the things one fears with advancing years. Yes some time off from home duties will be a boon.

    We have odd little bits of beauty around, even our apple trees are starting to set fruit.

    Regards to H!

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Another person has tripped over the same concrete driveway. The certificates of building compliances are now contracted out to private businesses. It is called ‘self regulation.’ The local council absolves themselves from re[possibility.
      Helvi is very brave but I sometimes get cranky and need some self regulation myself.

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  2. leggypeggy Says:

    A very lofty promise indeed, especially when those on Manus and Nauru are left to languish. Hope Helvi mends quickly.

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  3. shoreacres Says:

    I love these flowers. During the 1950s, they were especially popular here. My favorite doll had a pretty straw hat that was trimmed with (obviously artificial) forget-me-nots, and they often were used to trim May baskets and such.

    In fact, one of my favorite childhood gifts was a little elephant bank trimmed with forget-me-nots. I’d forgotten about it until I read this post, and now I think I may re-publish the article where it appeared.

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  4. doesitevenmatter3 Says:

    I’ve always loved those flowers! Their color, beauty, and name!
    Please know that you and Helvi are not forgotten! Continued healing wishes, ❤ , bestest thoughts, and (((HUGS)))

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      A few flowers here and there makes it all so worthwhile and life confirming.
      Hugs too from Helvi and gerard

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      • doesitevenmatter3 Says:

        Yes, flowers do add such joy and hope to life! 🙂


      • freefall852 Says:

        Ah!…the secrets of the Daisy..

        The Daisy Flower.
        A flower plucked from a daisy bush,
        Held in trust (I do not blush),
        As each petal I do pluck and toss,
        With a plea of hope of a lover’s lot;
        “She loves me, she loves me not;”
        Till the last is plucked with delighted glee….
        “SHE LOVES ME!!”

        Regards to you and Helvi, Gerard and I hope the convalescence goes well…


  5. Yvonne Says:

    Quite a few of our leaders would do well to stop and admire the little forget me not, every day of their lives. I do admire the current leader of New Zealand, she seems to have intelligence, integrity and compassion.

    How is your Helvi progressing? I hope she’ll get some good quality physiotherapy, it can make a huge difference.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, Yvonne. The physiotherapy will come about when her cast is taken off in from her right arm in a few weeks time. ( X-rays permitting)
      Her left arm is doing very well. Helvi can scratch her nose now, apart from other things.

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  6. Curt Mekemson Says:

    First, so sorry to hear about Helvi, Gerard. Obviously I have been out of touch. Now about forget-me-nots. They are quite common in the Sierras, and beautiful in early spring. But their name comes from their stickers! Walk through as patch in late summer and you are an hour getting them out of your clothes. You do not forget them! 🙂 –Curt

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