More Vacation Flowers

Wayne and I have had a lovely time visiting my Aunt Carolyn in West Virginia and my Aunt Linda in Ohio (plus a smattering of cousins and kin).

Aunt Carolyn

It is said that all good things must come to an end—it’s time to go home. I must confess that I wrestled with tears when I pulled out of Aunt Carolyn’s long driveway and waved goodbye to my family gathered on her front porch.

Likewise, when I gave Aunt Linda a goodbye-for-now kiss last night, those same tears played in the corners of my eyes. I think a few of them spilled when I looked over my shoulder at her always-open front door and wondered when I would next sit a spell with her on her front porch.

We began our journey home to Wisconsin this morning. We’re getting a bit too old to drive the 10 hours straight through on the Ohio to Wisconsin leg, so decided to divide the homeward-bound trip in half and make an overnight stop in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Wayne knows how much I love gardening, so his return trip itinerary included a lovely botanical garden and butterfly exhibit. Let me share a few of the lovely flowers and sights we saw at Foellinger-Friemann Botanical Conservatory.

One day (hopefully soon), I would like to plant a dogwood tree in our yard. I absolutely adore its pleasing form. It looks like the leaves are just draped over the tree’s branches like a green tablecloth, with the star-shaped flowers (bracts) lying on top like a pretty table-topper.

Kousa dogwood

I thought this hosta had such an exquisite flower. Then I realized it was an underlying allium poking through the hosta leaves.

Absolutely fascinating
Until our next vacation…

Author: barefootlilylady

I love sharing about my barefoot gardening adventures, hence my blogger name. As I write, some of my other passions might spill out -- like fun with grandkids, baking and sewing endeavors, what I'm studying in Scripture, and the like. My readers will notice that one of the primary things I write about is Alzheimer's. May what I write be an encouragement to anyone who is a caregiver for someone they love with memory loss.

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