|Don't they look like a bunch of Southern Bell Formal dresses?|
This flower holds a special place in my heart. As we renovated the gardens that my grandmother cared for we found a small cluster of Virginia Blue bells. During that time we literally took pictures of everything that bloomed (even the weeds). We were learning. As we were showing off the photos to a family member, we found out that the Virginia Blue Bells were brought up several generations back when the family moved to Minnesota.
No, these are not those exact flowers. These came from my boyfriend's lake house before he sold it. But they have touched a tender memory of my family history. Going back to the basics of life; sights, sounds, tastes and smells trigger memories. Sometimes things trigger positive memories and sometimes painful memories are triggered.
I work hard to heal the painful memories through forgiveness and understanding. I also work hard to surround myself with triggers that bring the pleasant memories to the foreground.