Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ruby Tuesday


This plant is an Azalea also known as a rhododendon it is across the street from my house. When I first saw the plant from a distance I though it was a rose bush. I complemented the neighbor on her green thumb and her roses she quickly corrected me. She explained they had many of these in her native Germany and she had planted this one to remind her of the home she missed. She had fallen in love with an American GI and left her homeland to be with him. The lady passed away a few years ago but her little piece of Germany continues to bloom bringing color and pleasure to us each year. The plant reminds me that sometimes it is the little things in life that are our best legacy.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

moosh this is very good keep up this good work

Rita said...

Lovely story and a great photo. As another baby boomer still trying to find herself, I do wish you well. Keep up the good work.

PS. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Linnea W said...

What a sweet story. You captured the azalea bush well and even got a ruby red brick wall behind it! I hope that this plant provides you with many years of colorful flowers each spring. Thanks for visiting my RT post. Hi from San Ramon...

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ramblingwoods.com said...

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ramblingwoods.com said...

Great...this is perfect...@:}

Anonymous said...

I love your pictures, and that was a sweet story.

Kate