While I was on vacation, a fellow blogger and neighbor for many years passed away. He blogged on environmental issues, under a pseudonym. He enjoyed discussing gardening with my spouse, and repaired bicycles. He and his wife took care of my young adult son when we were hit by major flooding in September of 2011 while my spouse and I were out of town. They were good neighbors, and will be missed.
I would like JC, wherever he is right now, to know the following:
First, his worm bin is OK. His wife had given it to us last year. It's been an interesting experience, keeping worms, and I plan to blog about it sometime in the next month as part of my "Dear Friend and Gardener" club posts. (Do you garden and blog about it? Come join us).
We don't have room for any more trees on our property, but I am going to try to find someone who will be a foster tree parent in honor of JC.
A week ago, cancer took a good hearted man too soon. One of his last desires was to try to spend some time in the spring sunlight. Such a little thing but, at the same time, a big thing. I wasn't here to know if he had this final wish granted. JC, I'm enjoying the sun today in your honor. My wind chimes are chiming in the light breeze, and the sun feels so good. We are gardening today, too, and enjoying the last day of my vacation.