Sunday, September 6, 2015

Eternal Bloom

When I became a volunteer for Ding Darling, I had the pleasure of attending many plant walks that were taking place every Tuesdays at the Bailey Tract and this is where I got to meet Mary Elaine Jacobson.

 She was very passionate about the fauna and loved to share her knowledge, she was also a fun gal, very warm and generous. She  also gave her time to the Sanibel Captiva Audubon Society group and I vividly remember how she would greet everyone who came in and made them feel as if they were the most important people in the room, myself included.
Since I walk the Bailey Tract on a regular basis, I can't help but remember her comments and her exuberance as I look at the wild flowers in bloom, I see now that she is within the blooms....
though I miss hearing her voice.
Just recently I read: "There is no death only a change of worlds" and I truly believe that she has found eternal blooms to tend to.
Mary Elaine - these are for you.

A Thistle - a temporary spot for a few critters.

Climbing Butterfly-Pea

Blue Curls (Mint family)

Moon Flower

Mild Water-pepper

Fine-Leaved White-Top Sedge

Yellow Vigna (Cowpea)

Blue Morning Glory

Sea Daisy (Sea Oxeye)

Southern Fleabane

Wax Myrtle

 Mary Elaine, your blooms are eternal and I have been blessed from getting to know you.


  1. So sorry you lost your friend, Mary Elaine. She would have loved the tribute.

  2. A very touching tribute, France; thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you for your comments. This post came from the heart and it is something that I felt the need to do in order to let go and heal through the grief.

  4. Very nicely done. Such beautiful flowers. Nature has a way of shining in so many different ways