a bouquet for your weekend and for ellie - MY FRENCH COUNTRY HOME
  • bouqet of dahlias and hydrangeas
  • bouqet of dahlias and hydrangeas
  • bouqet of dahlias and hydrangeas
  • bouqet of dahlias and hydrangeas

bouqet of dahlias and hydrangeas

This post was first written as a light hearted bouquet for your weekend.   Since it was published I have learned that Ellie O’Connell, who many of us admired through her blog Have some Decorum, has passed away.

Ellie and I exchanged emails and messages although we never met.  She loved France, she loved beautiful things, she was generous and bright.

bouqet of dahlias and hydrangeas

Her courage and wit in the face of the dreadful illness that robbed her of the use of her limbs was truly inspirational.   We never knew where she found that amazing strength.

bouqet of dahlias and hydrangeas

She made us laugh, she made us cry, she taught us all the importance of making the most of each day because we can never know what tomorrow will bring.

bouqet of dahlias and hydrangeas

My thoughts are with her family, in particular her daughter Gracie and her husband David, and her close friends.

Thank you Ellie for all that you brought us.

bouqet of dahlias and hydrangeas

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