Tuesday, October 01, 2019


My sister-in-law Nell gave us plants in early summer. Have patience she said. For months we coddled the plant like a baby with the cholic. The plant grew.

We watered, fed, and kept beetles from munching it to the stalk. We pulled weeds from around the plant.

When the heat set it, we pretty much abandoned the flower beds beyond the backyard fence. We left the plant to fend for itself. The plant grew.

One morning a few days ago, I stepped out on the deck to dump the coffee grounds. The morning sun was painting the clouds a shade of rose that doesn't appear on any color charts. I just looked. 

After a moment of cloud admiration, I looked at the plant Nell gave us. It is now 20 feet tall and it started blooming yellow daisies. Most of the zinnias and the rest of the garden is dying, but not the daisies.

I could hug Nell's neck.


  1. Sublime. Give Nell a hug from me too.

  2. Well it's pretty flower. I am amazed at it being so tall. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. All your nuturig at the beginning certainly paid off. You have so much beauty there all around. Something new blooming all the time. I'd say you must have a green thumb!

  4. Funny that, my neighbor gave us a Daisy at the beginning of spring. This the first plant I have not KILLED (Mama said I loved 'em to death). It ia about to give up the ghost now though.

  5. Wow, 20 feet tall is way up there. My ceiling is 8 feet tall. I can't imagine a flower that tall...It looks like the daisies my grandmother grew in front of her house but they were maybe 6 to 7 feet tall.I was just a little girl but I love those yellow flowers. The leaves looks just like those on my grandmother's yellow daisies. She called them Goldenrods.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. You have a gift that is truly still giving.

  7. The NY Knicks could use that daisy.


Please consider sharing

Email Signup Form

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required