Monday, April 28, 2014

Bridal Wreath Spirea

I've  mentioned in this blog before
that my grandparents' house was surrounded on three sides
by bridal wreath spirea.
Their house was painted a crisp white with a sky blue roof,
so when in bloom, the spirea gave the whole place an unequaled charm.

I thought of my grandparents' spirea after seeing a magnificent one in bloom
in our neighborhood yesterday.
Funny how an image can  instantaneously transport us back to an earlier time.

If I ever live on a sunny plot of land again,
I will surround my house with flowering shrubs,
and I'll save at least one spot 
for a bridal wreath spirea.
For old time's sake, of course.

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