Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Moments No. 5

#themomentschallenge via Daisy Yellow

#5

"Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; 
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow."
~John Lennon
Lone Rose of Sharon
The other day I noticed a single Rose of Sharon growing alongside the house. We clipped them back earlier in the season because they were taking over the flowerbed and starting to sprawl out onto the narrow sidewalk. They are a tough, resilient plant. When we first moved into our house in 2009, a huge patch grew on the north side of the yard, growing over a story tall in a wide array of colors. When the landlord decided to paint the trim, he cut down all the Rose of Sharon bushes in that area. All we have now are a few that creep along the foundation of the house. The Rose of Sharon is a cousin of the Hibiscus flower. The blooms last for a couple weeks in a vase of fresh water. But I decided to let the lone beauty stay put, blooming her solitary farewell to summer. 

Artfully yours,
Sandra