About Cheerio

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In general I am a cheery and energetic person. But I am enshrouded in a cloak of iron. That cloak is the weight of greiving my son, whom I've lost to adoption.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Kerria japonica's lil yellow pompom flowers

As I sit on the deck and look out over my flower beds, my heart twinges.

Kerria japonica is a few paces directly in front of me here at the top of the hill. It is central, so I can see it with almost any view of the flower beds.

The Kerria produces the cute little yellow multi-petal pompom flowers that I can’t help but love.

In fact this picture on my blog is one of the Kerria I took a few years ago.

Kerria May was what we were going to name our little girl. You guessed it, her first name was inspired by this lovely, cheery, yellow flowering plant.

The Kerria blooms in the spring. In fact the past few Aprils the blossoms were opening at the time we should have been celebrating Our Little Flower Bud’s birthday. The flowers are beautiful in their own right, but they held such a special meaning to me. It actually brought a bit of comfort, not sadness, when I would see the little pompoms seemigly float in the wind. 

This week, three years ago, is when Our Little Flower Bud bypassed her journey in this world and skipped right on to the next.

the Kerria is dying. 
There are no leaves, no longer vibtrant life.
There will be no more of the cute little yellow pompom flowers.

When I see it, my heart twinges.  What else can I say?

will be


  1. What a beautiful tribute to your little Kerria May. I am so, so sorry that your Kerria plant is dying. So very sorry that you lost your sweet little one. It doesn't seem that long ago that happened...

    With tears, I'm sending you a great big hug Cheerio.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your little Kerria May Cheerio! I'm so very sorry that the little flowers will be no more...

    Sending you lots of love and a great big cyber-hug.

  3. Oh Cheerio... What a beautiful tribute to your little Kerria May. I'm so very sorry about your plants.

    Sending you lots of love and a great big cyber-hug!

  4. thank you both for your hugs - I'll take 'em all! <3