Monday, 29 March 2010

For Elspeth

The scent of paper white narcissi will forever remind me of an inspirational gardener. Such a sad day today to hear of her tragic passing. As a stranger there is little I can say but my heart is heavy and I shall miss her beautiful writing and the heart soaring beauty she revealed in the world around us. I hope her family may find peace and strength in how much she was clearly loved by gardeners everywhere.

Her obituary in The Daily Telegraph is a beautiful tribute.

9 comments:

Helen said...

I agree so sad, and she was so young . . . . . . . .

prettyshabby said...

That's a lovely tribute Steph, to such an inspirational lady.
So very sad. x

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh this is so sad.

Katy Noelle said...

Dear Steph, I don't know quite what to say. I found Elspeth Thompson's blog through yours in January. I hadn't known of her for very long but was touched - really touched by the short while I followed and from her past posts. I was shocked and really sad; so, I can't imagine how my other "friends" who knew her longer are feeling. I still don't know what to say.

I really, truly wish comfort - I don't know - yes, comfort and I wish all of you lovely people well !!!

Love, Katy

Katy Noelle said...

The option is to try and say something or to say nothing at all. "Nothing at all" sounds wrong!

bellaboo said...

I havn't heard of her but I shall read the obituary in the Telegraph.She sounded a wonderful,inspirational lady,who brought joy to so many people.

Bellaboo :0)

LissyLou said...

I was quite shocked at how upset i felt when i found this out yesterday. A lady i have never met but obviously deeply touched me with her blog and book.
I was thinking about her and her family all last night...it is so sad xx

Katy Noelle said...

Dear Steph,

A day has past and I thought that I'd tell you that I've thought about you here and there in the past week. I'm sure that you'll fill us in with your trip to town. I come from Pasadena, Caifornia which is in the greater Los Angeles area. It's a wonderful, beautiful city. I miss all the fun things to do but don't want to live there. I feel more at home in the country. Now, however, when I visit, it feels like going to Disneyland. I hope that you and your family had as much fun on your trip!

Love, Me AGAIN!

Sew Recycled said...

I was so shocked as well. I picked her weekend book up on Saturday for inspiration and then decided to check in on her blog as it had been a while. I did not expect to find out that she had died. So sad, she was very inspirational.