Yesterday evening, Kat from Low Tide High Style published a blog post about her visit here last Friday. Kat is a wonderful photographer and a very gifted writer, and I was beset by so many emotions as I saw her images and read her words. (all of the photos in this post are Kat's.)
I knew from watching Kat on Friday that I would love her images. I was totally unprepared, however, for the genuine magic that she captured with her camera.
I was also unprepared for the the glowing words she used to praise me personally and to describe the gardens that I have created here. I am a very humble person, and most of the time I am uncomfortable with compliments and recognition.
I cannot accurately describe the depth of my reaction to what Kat wrote.
I nodded my head,
and I tried not to cry.
I'm still a little bit weepy about it, sitting here playing with her images and trying to put my feelings into writing. How can I adequately thank her for making me feel so admired and appreciated?
I sent Kat an email after I read her post, thanking her for making me feel so special. Because of her, I will now look at my gardens ... my creations ... in a very different way. I design these gardens to please MYSELF and to beautify my environment ... I had no idea that they would have such an emotional effect on others.
or that hearing about these emotions would have such an effect on ME.
I will state this here ... now ... and quite publicly:
Thank you, dear Kat, for your friendship, your support,
and for being who you are.
My life is a better place because I have you in it.
While Kat was here, she and I talked about giving a rose, and other rosy things, to a lucky reader of her blog. Please use THIS LINK to go to her blog to read the whole post she wrote and see the rest of her amazing photos. Follow the instructions at the end of the post, and you may be the lucky winner.
I already feel like a winner!