#captureyourgrief Day 23: Sounds, Seasons + Scents. These yellow flowers started to bloom in our yard right after we returned from the hospital after Rylie and Avary were born. This is actually the bouquet we picked to display during their memorial service a few weeks later… R&A’s nursery was gray and yellow, and so as soon as these flowers bloomed, we knew it was them and that yellow would always be ‘their color’.
Rylie and Avary were born the first year we were in our house and so all summer we watched as these ridiculously tall unattractive stalks grew literally across our entire back and side yard, not knowing if they would ever even flower. It was within days after their deaths that these tiny yellow flowers finally bloomed….
Fast forward 2 years to this fall. We have since removed all these stalks, built a garage, re-fenced the yard, applied sod and new landscaping and added a paver patio. After all of that, 1 stalk somehow survived, right outside our living room window. It bloomed last week, with only 2 small yellow flowers… Coincidence? I don’t believe so… This one ugly stalk that blooms 2 beautiful yellow flowers- this one will get to stay 💛🐝💛🐝