Saturday, July 28, 2012

Angel with a Flower in Her Hair

She was here, in my patio when I moved in, but so tucked away it was days before I found her. Every year, nature adorns my shy garden angel in different ways, reminding me that even shy people look beautiful with a flower in their hair.

The bright pink flower is a hibiscus. I don't even know the name of the purple one. They both need water, fertilizer, and pruning. The hibiscus requires a sudsy spray of dish washing liquid to protect her from aphids.

She and my small garden remind me of relationships. They flourish with nurturing care and protection from pests. Sometimes you have to cut off the parts that don't work, so that the healthy parts can thrive. It's good to be kind, even if you don't know a person's name.

Sending you a summer smile with love,