Risk is attached to planting/nurturing a plant in memory of a loved one. This lavender rose was planted just after my Mom passed. The first few years were a bit concerning, but this year it is starting off with a beautiful flair.
Normally, I zoom in on individual blooms to show the intricate beauty of the flower. Right now the backyard is coming alive with Clematis & Roses. The Fuchsia & Hydrangea are coming soon. I put together a collage of just a few blooming plants. I am excited for beauty about to explode into view. It is unfortunate that I am going to be laid low for several months due to a surgery. Mobility will be limited. But, as time and energy allows, I will try to capture some of the beauty I fantasized about all Winter long. Such is life…the ebb & flow.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”