Charming Azaleas Food For The Soul
Hope all of you are having a wonderful week! I love having azaleas on our property and they are so easy to grow in Coastal, North Carolina! They are so vibrant, beautiful, and they color our yard every spring in a beautiful pastel pink and purple colors!
This is not a post about taking care of azaleas or telling you what to do with them etc…although I live in the land of the pines and our azaleas love our free pine mulch that is everywhere. This post is about how the azaleas all over my yard, my neighborhood, and my community have uplifted my soul. Sometimes writers don’t even write about their sadness sometimes it’s remembering someones passing with a tear or sometimes it’s a heart wrenching moment with a family member but I want all of you to know that when I have those moments I go sit in my garden and I have a good cry or I sip on some coffee or even some wine in the garden. There’s no shame in crying the flowers don’t mind and well you will feel better for it. The Spring reminds me of my Grandma Norma who loved her garden, or my Paternal Grandparents who loved bargain hunting, and my Step Dad Jim who came to see me when I had thyroid cancer to support me and my family and to help in any way he could.
What does spring mean to you? Do you have azaleas where you live? I also have to tell you I look forward to iris’s in our garden and I have portulaca that wintered over in our greenhouse. Spring is a sign of a new season and sometimes even when we don’t want the new season or we are kicking and screaming on the way to the new season the flowers show us the way….the ebb and flow of life and remind us to enjoy the beauty of life all the way along this journey we call life!
This weekend my son goes to his Senior Prom he is going with another friend Stag and also a group of friends I hope I will have pictures to share with all of you…….my son an adult the passing of a baton to the next generation of Lil’ Suburban Homestead men when he graduates although you know what he may not have his own suburban homestead but he will remember the skills and knowledge we taught him on the journey! He is passionate about farm to table food and keeping our food unprocessed and I am so proud of him not just for that but for being the determined successful young man that he is!