I never thought that this day would arrive but now that it has I am torn between joy and sorrow ; joy for a new chapter in my life, and sorrow on leaving my home and garden of over 40 years.
I've always said that it would take a lot to make me leave my home and garden but a 2 and 1/2 year old proved me wrong. It didn't take much for her to steal my heart with her winsome smile and " C'mon , gwanma, let's go ! "
Chicago winters also make me long for the shorter Southern ones I grew up with and the chance to garden almost year round.
I have enjoyed meeting so many fellow gardening lovers , bloggers and writers since I created my blog four years ago . It was great to welcome 50 bloggers from across the country into my garden two years ago during the SpringFling.
As I close the garden gate for the last time I will think of you and all the great exchanges we've had.
Its ironic that I am moving back to North Carolina, the state where my first Irish ancestor settled in the 1700's. It will take some time to get acclimated but I look forward to getting acquainted with this beautiful state and its people.
We don't say goodbye down South, instead it's " Y'all Come ! " And like Scarlett I " won't think about that right now. After all, tomorrow is another day. "
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