I was very sad to hear that after many months of health struggles, Tina Downey passed away Saturday, August 23rd.

I hadn’t known Tina long, but she was a stalwart of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  When I took up the offer of a guest post once a month, Tina was there to guide and encourage me, and make me feel at home.  She was a devoted member of the blogging community, being a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, and her own blog Life is Good was full of wackiness, support and wise words.

Somebody said she was fond of sunflowers, so this one, in my garden, is for you, Tina.  Thank you for being there.

A Flower for Tina
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17 thoughts on “A Flower for Tina

  • 27 August, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I am deeply sorry for your loss and the loss of someone who was a beautiful person inside and out.. Thanks for sharing this with us, my heart goes out to her family and friends


  • 27 August, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    The sunflower is beautiful, Jemima. Now it will always remind you–and US–of Tina. My condolences.

  • 27 August, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    A lovely tribute, Jemima.. It is always sad when a voice that has become dear to us is stilled. My condolences to you and to her family. May Tina be surrounded with sun flowers.

  • 8 September, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Tina would have loved your beautiful sunflower.

  • 8 September, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Tina was a good egg, she will be missed and remembered for years to come.

  • 8 September, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Tina was well-liked in the blogging community. She will certainly be missed!

  • 8 September, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    How lucky of you to have a sunflower right in your garden. Your tribute to her with this flower helps to brighten a sad time, allowing all who care for her to see her spirit shining through each of us and know that her memory lives on.


  • 9 September, 2014 at 2:21 am

    That’s a beautiful flower and a beautiful post.
    Thank you,

  • 9 September, 2014 at 7:58 am

    It’s gorgeous… big and larger-than-life… just like Tina!
    Life is good!

  • 10 September, 2014 at 7:23 am

    what a beautiful pic. so glad to meet you through Tina

  • 13 September, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Jemima .. it is so sad about Tina .. she was a real life wire .. and just cheered us all on .. lovely sunflower in your garden .. cheers Hilary

    • 18 September, 2014 at 11:55 am

      I leave them up for the birds to attack – the goldfinches love them!

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