Oh, gosh, Naomi, I can imagine how disconcerting that is. So much excitement with all the fire trucks and emergency personnel; it must have been stressful for you and everyone. Let us know the result of the investigation.
I'm sorry that you can no longer go into your garden. I hope you have someone take photos for you so you can see it from the angles you cannot get to now.
oh Naomi, I am so sorry this had to happen. But thankfully we don't know where we will be or what we will be doing if a heart attack should happen to us either.
I am just so very sorry it had to happen
I am so sorry. What a terrible thing, poor man.
Oh my goodness - that is so terrible! And the poor gardener, who tried to help and couldn't. Sometimes people pass away suddenly like that, I guess (that happened to my ex-husband's boss.)
How tragic for you and your gardener, and, of course, the poor man's family!
Oh Naomi, how perfectly dreadful for you,that poor man and the poor gardener who was unable to save him. We never know when our next breath will be our last. I do hope having such a tragedy happen in your garden doesn't destroy the beauty for you.
What a tragedy in your beautiful garden! I am very sorry...
I hope that you will go on enjoying your lovely garden, even though it has been the scene of such a tragic occurrence. There was nothing you could do, or that your gardener could do, to save this poor man. My thoughts are with his family, with your gardener, and with you.... such a shock to everyone. Was he a young man?
All things considered, I think I would like to die in a garden. There are worst places, y'know!
I am so sorry, what a terrible shock.
What an awful and sad tragedy to happen in your beautiful garden.
That is so hard for you and for your the man who works in your gardens. I hope that he who died loved that place as much as you do.
How tragic :(
That is tragic and must be very hard to think about and at the same time not to think about. Knowing such things happen doesn't help. I had a blogger i used to chat with privately sometimes and whose blog I regularly read. Then we readers got notice that he had died suddenly. Drinking a cup of coffee in the morning probably while looking at the blogs he read, he had a terrible pain and it turned out an aorta had ruptured. they could not save him. He wasn't so old that it was the kind of thing you expect. It is always shocking whatever age though when death comes like that. Hope you feel better about it soon. Perhaps writing about it will have helped.
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this. How tragic.
I am so sorry this happened
it's a testament to your empathy that it is haunting you but I do hope you feel more at peace about it soon
so many things make no sense to me that I can't even come up with a comforting reason
hugs to you
and to your dear gardener, poor man
Oh no what a terrible story, all round. One that you can no longer go into your beautiful garden and secondly what happened to that poor man. It must have been awful for the gardener to have to go through all that. I suppose you'll never quite feel the same about your garden as you did. It will always be tinged with sadness now. How awful.
We don't know how old he was but I'm going to assume this was an untimely death. I'm so sorry to hear this. But if a person could pick the time and place to expire, working in a garden would be at the top of the list, don't you think? This little morsel we must celebrate.
What a horrible tragedy and so many unanswered questions, which makes things even worse. I'm sorry this had to happen at all and in your beautiful garden of all places...just shocking and so odd and devastating. I hope you get more answers, my friend. ♥
Naomi, as I wrote to you before on e-mail, I am so sorry for this horrible tragedy. What a terrible thing, poor man...
I know that is so difficult to you and also to your old gardner that has worked in your Cactus Garden for 20 years... so sad indeed...
Lots of hugs, my dear.
Oh, my dear Naomi, this is indeed unsettling and yes, tragic, to be sure. My heart goes out to you, your gardener, to this helper's family. I suppose we never know when something like this will happen to any of us, and I would like to think that the few moments before this sudden thing happened, that he was thinking, "What a lovely, heavenly spot I'm in right here." Sending many warm and healing hugs to you.
It was strange to want to read this intriguing story fast but want to scroll slow and see the stunning photography. That really was quite and ordeal and you are left with the lasting after effects. At least he went in a beautiful place. I have a young friend here in Floyd who is a trainer and a client/friend of his (who was only in her 30's) recently died from a heart attack while working out. It turned out that she did have previous heart condition that they knew about.
Also, Joe's dad died in our bed! I was not here at the time and I have never been haunted by it, maybe cause I wasn't here and didn't have the visceral memories.
Oh Oh Naomi, I am so sorry to hear about this incident and glad that you shared with all of us as it would not be good for you to keep the anxiety and anguish all by yourself.
I hope it'll soon pass after the investigation and that you'll find love and peace in your beautiful garden again.
Take care Noami and don't worry too much. Big Big HUGS!!!
How horrible, and yet, almost meaningful in some way I wager you may discover.
I'm so sorry Naomi as you know this is all too familiar to me.
Try to comfort yourself by the fact that his death would have been swift and - as my coroner said any pain would have ben short lived.
If I had the choice I would like to die like that - in a beautiful garden like yours - or mine.
It is very traumatic for you and your gardener and I hope you can erase the bad memory and think of the peaceful surroundings you gave him in his last moments.
Oh my Naomi no wonder you are upset. You must have been in shock as was your poor gardener. These things happen of course but you can never imagine them happening in your garden. The police questioning must have been frightening too. The whole process. At least he went quickly, in a beautiful place. It may have been worse if he was driving home or something. I am glad you were inside at the time. Your garden is special just beautiful and a credit to you and your gardener. Just remember it was his time to go and as eerie as it must be he had a lovely spot to leave his earth. Your garden is a haven it really is. Take Care and I know it will occupy your thoughts for some time to come and it was a good thing you shared this. It is a lot to keep under wraps. Big hugs to you.
On the positive, he died in a fabulous garden - what a way to go! Sheesh. Just a pity it was YOUR garden.
I'm really sorry you can't venture out into your garden any more. Really I am.
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