Some days I think I'm an old soul. I just took the "Old Soul Test" and scored 85%. I love the past. I enjoy history. I like the in's and out's of families. I like how things came to be. I enjoy people's stories and ventures. I like considering life, the world, the sky, trees, breezes, animals and how it all fits together. Or doesn't. For example, I see flowers and am quickly reminded of my past. Where a particular type of flower grew, or whose garden it was in, or the smell of it, or the time of year that it bloomed. I think of porches with pillars. Or lemonade. Or the heavy scent of fresh grass after a cool night. It is at this time of year, May, when I have a long list of favorites. Memorial Day was always a time to gather flowers from our yard, put them in a dinged-up old galvanized bucket and take them from grave to grave at Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise. These are my Top 4 Most Favorite flowers. I do have many others but these are my most favorite:
DOGWOOD -- We did not have these in Boise growing up but I do have them in Portland now. They are in full bloom right now in all shades of pinks, reds, whites, creams....amazing. I love how their trunks are so dark black and the blooms stand out nicely against the trunks.