The writing community recently lost a wonderful friend, writer, and blogger, Tina Downey. I didn't know Tina as well as many, but I did get the chance to know her better through to the Tree of Life collaboration. Her comments in the feed of our little facebook group were always funny, and bright, and positive, despite her struggles with health issues. The virtual tree house will never be the same.
Her avatar was a sunflower and it's a wonderful symbol to remember her by. So today, to honor Tina's memory, many bloggers are gathering/planting sunflowers to brighten up the internet in the same way Tina brightened the world around her.
Unfortunately, sunflowers were difficult for me to find and plant this late in the season where I live. Therefore, I planted these perennial marguerite daisies instead. They remind me of miniature sunflowers--and Tina.
Rest in peace, Tina.