Thursday as we turned into our neighborhood after driving home from Massachusetts my daughter practically gasped at the beauty before her. She said, everything is SO GREEN! It really caught me by surprise that she would notice the lush beauty of her home. She goes to school in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshires, however she says it does not hold a candle to home. I guess there really is no place like home.
We often take the everyday sights for granted so it is nice to be reminded. I actually always notice it (the incredible green) when we get back home after our week at the beach every summer. While the beach is lovely, I sure admire the lush green beauty of our neighborhood.
One of the most beautiful things in our yard is the huge rhododendron. My husband planted it about 18 years ago and it was about 4-5 feet tall. It has grown to about 11 feet by 11 feet and it explodes with flowers each May. Even when it is not draped in purple flowers I do enjoy the natural beauty of the shrub all year, and it is such a perfect natural screen for us on the side of the house up against the road.