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Flowers for Lene

Today's post is for Lene, the author of the wonderful and ever inspiring blog - essence of the good life blog,

Dear Lene,

With the sincerest of wishes
I send this note your way
And hope that you're doing
much better today.

Leeann x


  1. Oh......beautiful, fresh, bright, and happy sunflowers! I love makes me think of Provence! Lene, I don't know you but as Leeann said, I hope you feel better today!

  2. I love Lenes blog as well,and I can only join you in your beautiful words!!!!!!!!!!! all good thoughts and wishes for her!!!!!! :)

  3. Another sweet post for Lene..
    I only found her blog yesterday when blog hopping.. and yes indeed it is full of beauty and her strong spirit.. xx Julie


  5. What beautiful sunflowers - we just returned from nursery where my 2 year old daughter painted a lovely sunflower - when it is dry I plan to scan it !

  6. Oh these sunflowers just sum up the countryside of France.
    A beautiful post for a friend. XXXX

  7. It's me again !!
    I have been over to Lene's blog and left a comment. What a positive lady . I wish her well over the coming months. XXXX

  8. Hello
    I can't think of a cheerier flower than sunflowers! I hope your friend is doing well.
    Have a wonderful week

  9. Hi Leeann,

    What wonderful and bright, happy sunflowers!
    I do not know Lene's blog, so will go and visit.
    Many thanks for visiting me and the birthday wishes you sent.

    Have a beautiful week


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