A mere five days after she left a comment on my last post, Mary Jackson passed away unexpectedly. We will miss her, of course, but at this time we wish to celebrate her life. Mary has always been an avid gardener and a long time member of the Cramahe Horticultural Society. She was a devoted participant in the Society’s exhibitions and collected her fair share of ribbons. Her garden in Castleton was often part of the annual local garden tour and enjoyed by many. In spite of her love of all flowers, she had a strong favorite in the daffodil and in Castleton, the undergrowth of her forest was covered in daffodils each spring. Naturally, the daffodil symbolizes rebirth, new beginnings, and happiness. A joy she was always ready to share, and that might explain why she was the ”sunshine” person in the Hort Society.