|The wonderfully-made heart-shaped meadow Winston Howes made in honour of his late wife. True love is always distinct and different.|
For decades, Winston Howes devotedly constructed, watered and maintained a meadow shaped in form of a heart as a tribute to his late wife and soulmate, Janet. She died suddenly 17 years ago and the devastated Winston started to plant saplings of oak trees in the shape of a perfect heart with the middle pointing in the direction of her childhood home (can anything be sweeter than that, DDDD?)
|The heart-shaped meadow points to where his late wife grew up.|
Now 70 years old, Winston's little meadow has grown to cover six acres and it is now the place where he sits and remembers the woman who was his wife for 33 years who died in 1995 at the age of 50 from heart failure (that's quite heartbreaking...).
One spectacular thing with the meadow is that it is actually hidden away from sight and can only be seen properly from the air. The meadow is located in Winston's farm near Wickwar, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. The two got married in 1962.
|The two lovers, Winston and Janet in 1960. True love is timeless...|
The heart itself is one acre long and he painstakingly and carefully marked it out with a massive hedge, starting some months after her death. The heart is somewhat secretive and can only be entered from a track that takes you to the tip. This is the true heart of oaks..the meadow has 6,000 oak trees. Winston made sure she always remained in his heart. True love is a mysterious language that can be understood only by those in it. Actually, no one knew of the heart (it was a family secret all these years) until a balloonist flew over it recently and couldn't believe his eyes!
|The two again, in 1994, a year before Janet died. True love never forgets to honour, remember, cherish and love, even in death.|
|The heart-shaped meadow from the air|
For YOU, DDDD.
Special thanks: Iyaniwura Blog