The pictures below show the house in Ireland where I grew up. The first picture is of my mother and the second is of my sister Geraldine. To the left of the door is a beautiful purple flowered Clematis which my mother grew very successfully. I always wanted to have a plant like this and this year I finally managed to grow a little one.
The poor empty house as it is today, fifty five years later.
My sister Geraldine stood the years much better than the house and still looks great!
Above - me in my cute little garden.
Here is my purple clematis. I just hope it survives the Vermont winter.