Lily in memory, better left alone and for all to enjoy
- We have a nice tradition at my church in which we place Easter lilies every year "in honor of" or "in memory of" someone(s). We place them around the church for Easter morning service. They always look so beautiful en masse. I always place one in memory of my late parents - here it is, still blooming at my front door last week. My neighbor has planted it in the ground now, with the one from last year, in our communal wee garden. I'm so lucky to have a neighbor with a green thumb!
- Seen on my Sunday morning walk this week: spring flowers on the wane - purple irises and azaleas, there in the background. There were always purple irises growing around our family home in Milledgeville, Georgia. I asked my mother once why she didn't pick some for the house. She replied that she really didn't have a proper vase for them. So I got her a vase for Mothers Day that year - but then we mutually decided the next time they were blooming that they were far better off left alone outdoors, for all to see their beauty.
- And back home at the condos, at the end of my walk - these beautiful rhododendrons someone planted long ago for everyone to enjoy. So lovely!