Thursday, 20 November 2014

A tribute to June my next door neighbour.................. and the hole in my fence

My next door neighbour passed away a few months ago and I think it's time I gave her a tribute.
We shared a fence... a fence that stopped her little dog from running away.


A fence that has been shared all over the world.
June was in her 90's when she passed away... nursed at home she died in her own bed.

I first met June chatting over our garden fence in April 2005.
90+ years of age but what a past... a Vogue Magazine model in her youth.

She passed away in May... we didn't even know she was ill.
She had called around one morning and gave Mandy this lovely little pottery wren.
" I am having a tidy up" she said... " It's for Andrew I know he loves the birds"
It now sits on top of my PC and I will treasure it for ever.

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

aww. so very precious. she sounds like a wonderful neighbor.

my next-door neighbor is 81 and her name is june, too. she's a pistol-packing tough little texan. i adore her.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

June was a good neighbor and obviously so were you guys! Sweet memories. She must have loved your 'hole in the fence' pictures as much as you (and we) do!

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice tribute and great memory

Margaret Adamson said...

You were so blessed to have a neighour like June and I am sure she loved watching the birds in the hope in the fence. Lovely tribute.

Sandra said...

truly a sweet story and a fitting tribute to June.. i have always liked your fence shots of your sweet birds.

Brian King said...

I hate to hear that about your neighbor! She sounded like the kind of neighbor we all want. Beautiful photos of your fence birds!

A Quiet Corner said...

Neighbors like that are never forgotten, Andrew. Savor those memories and she would have loved the tribute!...:)JP

carol l mckenna said...

Adorable bird photos! Love the composition!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Marie said...

I know you miss your lovely neighbor. She sounds wonderful. The hole in the fence gave you some good visitors to photograph. And she was so sweet giving you the pottery wren.

Hannah said...

What a cute little wren memento! The birds seem to really love the hole in the fence, the robin is such a pretty color.

Gunilla Bäck said...

She sounds like a great neighbour. I love the robin.

eileeninmd said...

A lovely tribute to your neighbor. She sounded like a very sweet person.. The robin is pretty and the robin is cute.. Have a happy week!

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful tribute it is indeed and as I am now 81 I do hope to have as lovely a tribute to me one day!! Thank you for sharing and I love your pics for the day as always! Have a great week!

ladyfi said...

What sweet and lovely photos.

mick said...

Great memories - lovely to have a neighbor like that. I always like seeing the birds in your hole in the fence!

Ela said...

Lovely bird photos !

Bethany Carson said...

What a lovely neighbor to have. When I was a very young child in Portland, OR our neighborhood had several wonderful older ladies who were all my "Grandmas." They're nearly all passed on now. It's important to treasure the time we spend with the people we care for. Great shots of the birds through the fence!

Dave said...

Very touching and very apt..... a wonderful tribute indeed. Having nice neighbours is a blessing indeed.
Dave

Mary Cromer said...

Love, love those sweet Robins!

CountryMouse said...

What beautiful memories you must have of a special lady. The break in the fence makes the perfect bird frame.

Stewart M said...

That hole in the fence is a real winner.

Its always remarkable finding out the the person next door is more than you think - I convinced my Mum had a set of these wrens.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

jeannettestgermain said...

Good neighbors can be closer than a family member far away. Glad you found something to remember her by:)