It's not a secret that California is always on my mind and in my heart. Today those feelings were stronger than usual, as I received some depressing news. My palm tree is gone. I don't know why I am so crushed by this, but I am. I'm so glad I took a million photos of the same old tree. It grew from a seed to become a beautiful swaying giant in my grandma's backyard. Now, like so many things, it's just another beautiful memory.
After it's quarterly trim.
My mom taking a photo of it on one of our last trips.
Towering over the rest of the world, just like me.
I chose to name my first blog "Painted Pink Roses" because pink roses have had a constant presence in my life since I was a little girl. This blog exists to share the beauty and love of home, family and daily life and to keep beautiful traditions alive. Painted Pink Roses is dedicated to my grandmother and great-grandmother, two glorious women who passed their love of beautiful things to me, my mother and my sister. And yes, roses are my favorite flowers, but I do not discriminate - I have all colors in my garden. I do think the pink ones smell the sweetest though. I hope you enjoy my blog!
In 2013, Painted Pink Roses moved to the Gerald & Joan Blog. To continue following our story, click here.