Saturday, March 19, 2011

Camellia Japonica

Thanks for all the concern and positive thoughts for my son in Japan, he has decided that there is no threat to him from the radiation so has made the decision to stay, I have to abide by that although I would have preferred them to come home....We had a real success yesterday, our local newspaper reported last Weds that 25 students were here on an exchange trip and their home town was right where the Tsunami hit......only 15 of the girls had contact with family members over there, my son got in contact thru a lot of searching and scouring "people missing" web pages and found an Uncle of one of the girls.  He contacted me and asked me to phone the school where they were staying, I did but they had already closed for the day, then I phoned the newspaper that ran the article, they put me in touch with the consular generals department in Sydney, after a lot of phone calls, emails and txt messages they finally got back to me to let me know that the young lady was arriving in Tokyo that evening and that they had arranged for her Uncle to meet her there........a happy ending for one more of them........some of the others are going back to complete devastion, no food, freezing temperatures, nothing at all.....it breaks my heart.......
Here is the Camillia Japonica for this weeks lesson, not a difficult flower compared to some we have done but a little bit "fiddly" I am sure you will be pleased with the results
Love Jenni


5 comments:

Katiejane said...

That's heart wrenching Jenni. I hope this whole disaster can be controlled soon and the people can start to rebuild their lives.
Another beatiful bloom, so lovely.
Katie x

Katina said...

Oh Jenni, no wonder your mind hasn't been on blogging this week! Having said that, your flowers are as beautiful as ever. Do you find it therapeutic making them? Making cards is real therapy for me. Sending you a hug xx

Cassandra said...

So glad to hear your son is OK, but what alot of stress for you. I don't think any of us can really take in the enormity of what has happened. Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Jenni!
I'm so glad that your son is okay. My nephew is okay too.
you flowers are awesome. I love them.
Hugs Maz

Mrs.B said...

Its nice to hear a 'good' story cause there's not much good news around at the moment.
The flowers are gorgeous as usual and look so real.
Take care and try not to worry to much, I'm sure your son will be very sensible with his own safety.
Love Avril xx