One cold February night in 2011 my eldest daughter came to me and said, “it’s time”. The snow and ice of winter have kept you confined to this house and you are going stir crazy and taking the rest of us with you.
Please take my advice and start your blog. In seconds she had set up the account and all that was left was for me to choose a title. The pressure came over me in waves and my internal temperature began to rise. I ponder everything for days. How does one choose a name that will both identify and connect you to the rest of world? And if we are to believe in the web, a name that will outlive our lives.
Not particularly liking my name in a title and discovering all the good garden names were taken, I turned to my daughters for help. Fortunately I was on the phone with my younger daughter, Becca and she, Bethany and I began brain-storming. We talked about gardens and we talked about flowers.
It was decided. I would call my blog The Iris and the Lily.
Bethany, the Iris and Becca, the Lily (Lily of the Valley) are strong, vibrant young women who think outside the box. Now each time I log-in I know hidden within the title are my daughter’s encouraging spirits! Dreams are meant to be followed, and life is meant to be lived!
Thank you for stopping. Hope you like the iris that grace the gardens at Valley View. Now I only need to add a swath of Lily of the Valley. Soon Becca, soon!