Take Seven: 3rd July

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
any, auctioned, brief, colour, conversations, determine, each, finally, garden, inside, lot, loved, name, perfection, permission, printed, put, restful, suddenly, unusual, won

She had always loved roses. It didn’t matter what colour, or even if they had little if any fragrance.
It was just the perfection of the bloom, the uniqueness and variety that she found so appealing and restful.
Anyone watching might have thought it unusual the way she would suddenly stop, take out her camera and take pictures of someone’s garden. If they were there, she always asked permission as she passed the time of day, but most times it was from the other side of the wall or hedge as she would never dream to go inside uninvited.
Few people actually knew her name, but mention The Rose Lady, and everyone knew who they were talking about.
It was hard to determine her age, but from conversations had, she’d led quite an eventful life, and most would put her in her 70s.
She loved animals and birds, nature in all its forms, but roses won her heart every time.
Finally a picture she’d taken was printed in the local press accompanying her obituary.
She had no family or pets, but she had a lot of friends. The street was lined with them as the hearse drove by, each holding a rose from their own gardens in tribute.
The service was brief, but beautiful, celebrating a life of colour and vibrancy, and the chapel full of her photographs which were to be auctioned off for charity.
Her name was Rose Eden and she was 83.

Photo: Our Peace rose June 2018

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Take Seven: 3rd July

  1. willowdot21 says:

    That’s a beautiful story Di. It feels like a true story, is it 💜💜💜

  2. Sadje says:

    Very well done!

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