One of the amazing couples of the sixties has had their love for each other beautifully preserved through this wonderful act. This husband celebrated his love for his departed wife by keeping it alive and growing.
Janet and Winston Howe fell in love and got married in 1962. As youngsters of the sixties, they were kind and peace-loving and were known to be carefree and happy. Their marriage was stable and they lived a harmonious life with their friends and neighbors.
Sadly, Janet died of a heart attack. Her death in 1995 was a devastating blow to Winston. After 33 years of marriage, he was still deeply in love with his beautiful companion and wife.
As a sign of his love for Janet, and to keep their love alive and flourishing, Winston planted an amazing 6,000 oak trees on a farm located in Southwest England.
Winston also kept his actions a secret. He did not tell a soul when he planted them.
One fine day in 2012, which was 17 years later, Andy Collett went for a ride in his hot-air balloon. As he was drifting over the treetops of a forest in Southwest England, he looked down and saw something truly amazing and extraordinary. He noticed a heart-shaped meadow nestled snugly between thousands of majestic oak trees.
“You can just imagine the love story. I have my own balloon and am quite a regular flyer, but this was the most amazing sight I have ever seen from the sky,” Andy said in an interview with Daily Mail.
According to Winston, the heart points to the farm where Janet grew up.
“It is a lovely and lasting tribute to her which will be here for years,” Winston told the Daily Mail. He shared that he would sometimes go into the middle of the heart to reminisce and honor the memories with Janet.