Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Kindness and another plant nursery visit

It's amazing the kindness that still exists in this world of chaos and hatred towards humankind.
As you know I would give the last shirt on my back to anyone who needed it, and I think nothing of it. However, when the shoe is on the other foot, and I am the recipient of some kind deed, I am ever so grateful and sometimes as my friends put it "don't know how to say thanks and move on because I am always doing for others but find it hard to accept when they do a kind deed for me."

Recently I "inherited" another digital camera but no accessories.  Not knowing whether the camera was still operational and not wanting to just purchase the accessories, I needed to figure out if it was worth my while to even bother with the camera. Thinking to myself that it would be nice to just be able to borrow a charger to check the battery, I headed over to Freecycle Barbados (Facebook group) to state my plight.
Wouldn't you know it, no sooner had I posted about needing assistance with a charger , another member (Carla) posted that she had one and would love to charge my battery for me.
In another post I read of another member (Leslie) with a dish cover she no longer was the exact cover for my white French lucky was that?

Yesterday I decided to take the drive out to the south of the island where both items could be picked up.
Leslie had left the dish cover to be collected at one of my favourite plant nurseries (before they moved so far away from my beaten path.)
It was nice to be able to visit once again.

I saw quite a few plants that I used to have in the older days.

Plants that I should consider replacing.....

The orchids were in bloom.

More plants I used to have.

These miniature baby pink kalanchoe caught my eye.

Pots galore!!!!

Heavens to Mercury Troy!!!  I actually came away without purchasing any new plants....that deserves a hundred pats on my back.
Leaving this oasis of loveliness behind, I headed onwards to meet Carla, who turned out to be one of the nicest young people I have ever met.
Instead of allowing her to charge my battery, I asked her to test her battery in my camera, and voila it sprung to life.  Thanking her for her time and generous spirit, I ventured over to the supermarket across the street and left her with a mid morning snack as my thank you.

Stopping by to visit another girlfriend along the way, I was gifted with these.
 Thanks Susan!!!

Kindness, kindness, kindness all around.
Thank you everyone for everything.


  1. You forgot to stop by me for more kindness. LOL

    1. Don't you worry, I will be there especially is you spell kindness as M-A-N-G-O-E-S!!!

  2. Beautiful plants and beautiful people. My Mum taught me to think of the joy I feel when giving to others and to let others feel that same joy when they give. Wise woman my Mum. There'll be more joy as you munch into those mangoes.

    1. Your Mum was a very wise lady, I think I will remember to be more gracious when kindness is bestowed upon me if I think of her
      The mangoes were shared with other friends and they tasted just like kindness.

  3. awesome! Kindness begets kindness and I sense that you are a kind person. So glad you were the recipient for once. those mangoes look yummy - we are yet to move into our mango season. One of my favourite things to do with extra mangoes is to slice and freeze them. They are yummy eaten like that, but also whizzed half and half with plain yoghurt into a lassi. Oh yummy now I can't wait for our mango season. Oh I find it soooo hard to resist buying plants so I feel your pain.

  4. Oooh your lassi sounds delicious, I will definitely be giving that a try.
    Don't get me wrong I am the recipient of kindness a lot....,it's just that I find it hard to accept kindness graciously....but I'm learning in my old age.

  5. I'm afraid to go to the nursery these days cause there is so much I want. Some of my best plants got destroyed by the ice storm last winter and I need to replace them but this summer has been so crazy. I'm not even sure I'm going t plant anything for the first time this fall.

    1. Yes, be very afraid of going to the nursery these days.
      We had such an awful drought this year that I lost quite a few plants, even with watering...the earth was just too hot to sustain them.....then came the butterfly caterpillar invasion from hell....I lost the battle, but I'm not giving up with my garden.
      Sorry that you lost some of your plants too, but once a gardener always a gardener...I'm sure you WILL find yourself planting something new in your fall garden...I bet you.

  6. The last time I went to the nursery, I left with 2 shrubs! It's wonderful to know that kind people still exist. Some days, I have my doubts.

    1. I'm sure your two new shrubs will be well taken care of in your garden....I will turn a blind eye to your transgression.
      Who am I fooling.....I can't talk, at present I'm planning a nursery outing on Saturday to seek out some more white plants for my garden..
      If only we could take all the unkind people and put them on a planet somewhere, our world would be a much better place.


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