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.
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