Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday Morning Meanderings....

When I was growing up, there was a lady who lived on the corner across from the church that always had red roses in her trees.  Not in her rose bushes...in her trees.  In her regular pine-tree looking kind of trees.  I remember asking my mom or granny to drive by her house so we could see them.  In the mind of a small child, any person who would tie fake red roses in her trees was just so cool.  She "had the nicest garden"...I loved it. 
As I grew older and the roses began to lose a bit of their brightness, I realized that there was a fine line between wanting to have springtime all the time in a garden and being a little bit...shall we say,"out there".

I thought of her the other day as I walked out the door of our house.  We have a wide variety of plants and flowers in our garden and right by the sidewalk is the hibiscus that I got for my birthday from some students last year.  It flowers a few times a year, so I wasn't surprised when I saw this:

I love my hibiscus and seeing the flowers never fails to make me smile.

I was on my way to the backyard to hang up the laundry and didn't think much about it.  But, while I was hanging up the wet clothes, something was niggling in the back of my brain....hmmmm...."Did I forget something?"
I finished that load of clothes and headed back to the front door.  Looking at all the colors and wonderfulness of our garden, I had a moment of
"Wow! The garden is looking really good!  I love all the flowers and plants."  

As I opened up the door to go in, I happened to glance back down again at the hibiscus...
"EH??"

Yeah....the K-Man had tied three fake hibiscus flowers to the plant.
I laughed.
Then, I had to admit that, while having fake flowers on a plant that was soon to be flowering itself, did seem a little silly....seeing those flowers made me feel good... a little bit happier.

Maybe that little old lady on the corner wasn't so "out there" after all.

Happy Monday everyone.
May you find something that makes you smile today.



6 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Very cute.

smalltownmom said...

Sweet husband.

Ginaagain said...

Aww.. the K-man seems like such a nice guy.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The K-man is a prince...and a funny prince.
I am amazed that your hibiscus only bloom a few times a year. I suppose your temps are very different from ours though. Mine bloom all the time, and they can be quite messy.
Yours; not so messy.
Take care, Suz

Susan said...

This reminds me of the little old lady that lived across from the Social Service building, Mrs. Spritzer, I think, that always cussed us out if we walked on her sidewalk. It probably didn't help that we called her alot and asked it her refrigerator was running! LOL I think we just liked to hear her cuss!

Hula Girl at Heart said...

I love that he thought to do that. He loves you so.