Happy Mother’s Day

“I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.”

– Song of Solomon 6:11

A number of years ago, too many to count, my Mother and Father In-Law, Nancy and Bill, came to pay us a visit.  We had recently moved to this new property in order to accommodate our ever expanding family.  The time of their visit was around Mother’s Day.  So…..on Sunday, Mother’s Day, we spent the day on a Master Gardener’s tour of home gardens.

At one particular garden, we came upon an amazing sight.  It was a large shrub in full bloom, ablaze in a fiery orange/red color.  The photo above doesn’t do justice to the color.  Nothing any of us had ever seen before.  I cannot express how incredible the sight was, but we were enthralled.  I don’t remember who inquired, but we all had to know what was the name of this amazing specimen.  It turned out to be a Pomegranate, of all things!  My lovely Mother-in-law, Nancy, decided to make it her mission that I must have one of my own as my mother’s day present, and after a little exploration, we found one at a local nursery!  The guy said that it was an ornamental pomegranate when he sold it to us, but he was wrong, because it definitely bears fruit.  BONUS!

So…..every Mother’s day Year after Year, I am greeted with a vibrant color that cannot be described, but must be seen in person.  A joyous sight that reminds me of that happy weekend.  Then…..in the fall, our family is rewarded with a nice crop of actual yummy pomegranates!!  This spring, as you can see from the photo, there are still a lot of buds not open, probably due to all of the crazy winter weather.  No Worries.  Something to look forward to…….Happy Mothers Day, Mom!  Lots and Lots of Love and Hugs and Kisses from all of us

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