Category Archives: Flowers

Always a bright spot

Tree peony

It’s really spring when this bloom opens up.

This year the bush only has one bloom. This peony was here when we moved in 34 years ago. The maple has grown up and is shading it so the plant has gone leggy. I’m trying to root a cutting to check out a new location. It was blooming the day we brought our son home from the hospital when he was born, 32 years ago.

For Becky of Winchester’s Bright Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Bright idea

In Cee’s Flower of the Day post she told about “Pink Day”. I’d never heard of it, but it seems like a really bright idea: a day for standing up to bullies. Here is the Wikipedia description of it:

The International Day of Pink is an international anti-bullying event held annually during the second week of April.[1] The event started when students David Shepherd and Travis Price saw another student, who was wearing a pink shirt, being bullied in their Central Kings Rural High School in Nova Scotia, Canada, and deciding to show support for the student by getting everyone at their school to wear pink the following day.
The initiative inspired youth at Jer’s Vision who founded The International Day of Pink, an effort to support their peers internationally with resources and ways to make their schools safer.

Wikipedia

So, in honor of the International Day of Pink, here is a bright pink rhodie, hit by a bright sunbeam.

Pink rhododendron hit by a sunbeam

For Becky of WInchester’s Bright Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day.