Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Mystery Of The Red Thing

For weeks, my mother has pointed out into the back yard and asked, "What's that red thing way out there?" Each time she asks, I always respond the same way, "It's a beautiful big red flower. It's called a cactus dahlia."

Today, after doing some prep work in the yard for winter, I finally clipped the bloom and presented it to her. She was all smiles, hopped up out of her chair, and filled a fancy glass with water to place it in. It now adorns the end table where she'll be able to enjoy it. I hope it lasts a long time!

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