Monday, August 09, 2010

Cactus Monday: Dedicated to Judy Butler & Family


My task accomplished and the long day done,
My wages taken, and in my heart
Some late lark singing.
Let me be gathered to the quiet West,
The sundown splendid and serene.

William Ernest Henley (1849-1903) England 

The blogging community has lost a bright light, a wonderful artist and nature lover.
I didn't know Judy well except for her sweet comments she left for me, and through her wonderfully painted Cactus Monday posts.
She was a sweet, talented soul who will be missed by her family and friends.
Please visit here to read tributes from other Cactus Monday members and to see why Judy will be missed so much.
Rest now Judy. You'll never be forgotten♥


  1. This is a beautiful succulent Lolo. I know Judy is going to like all of these tributes. I will miss her.

  2. What a lovely drawing, the leaves almost like hearts...for your friend.

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  4. Beautiful painting and sweet words for Judy!

    I will go to sleep now and read all the posts tomorrow......

    It always makes me sad when a life is cut short by this horrible disease.....Poor Judy

  5. Beautifully done Lolo, for a beautiful soul.

    A sad ❤HCM❤ indeed.

  6. This is a Lovely succulent. These are the colors I so love that you do. What a wonderful tribute for your Friend.

  7. I cannot say more than this lolo.

  8. Wonderful drawing of this beautiful succulent and your words are very lovely. My prayers are with Judy and her family.

  9. Beautiful words for a beautiful soul...Indeed a sweet and gentle light has dimmed in our little blogging community...but the night sky now shines oh, so much more brightly...♥

  10. I did not "know" Judy that well yet, but she will be so missed by so many. She was so talented and loved her Milo so much! I know she is in a better place more pain or suffering...
    Take care Laurel...

  11. This is a splendid illustration and lovely tribute to your friend.

  12. Beautiful Lo. I did not know Judy, but I am sad the blog world lost another bright light.
    Hugs. xoxo

  13. This is lovely Lolo. I don't know Judy, but my prayers are with her and her family now.
    Your illustration is so soft and pretty.

  14. beautiful painting and poem. I love the line "in my heart some late lark singing." i have read most of the other blogger posts about your dear friend. May she travel in peace.

  15. Very nice painting - Love it. And sweet words for Judy.