The bloom that brought Mama to tears

After a hot day in Santa Rosa, Mama and I decided to cool down in our garden this evening. As I began our nighttime watering, I noticed our first blossom had appeared on our Angel’s Trumpet tree. I waited for Mama to notice, camera poised, and I wasn’t disappointed. She was so overcome with joy to see this bloom in our own backyard that she began to cry happy tears and sat down in her rocker for a closer look.

Mama has loved these pendulous flowers for many years. After much persistence, we recently tracked one down for our own garden (though I haven’t had a chance to plant it yet). These bell-like flowers, also called Brugmansia, come in many different colors and can be a shrub or a tree.

Today’s #OneGoodThing was Mama’s beautiful reaction to our first Angel’s Trumpet flower.

Day 180 of 365. And Day 911 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 

1 year ago today: Plums galore and zucchini every day!

2 years ago today: Collage with Mama

5 years ago today: Steps into the canal

What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

8 replies

  1. How wonderful! I can SO RELATE! Decades ago, my now-ex tore out an Angel’s trumpet shrub in our back patio and covered the little plot of earth with concrete (this while I was on a trip to Bulgaria). For years, I have tried to start cuttings from local Angel Trumpet trees. No luck! Until last fall. My cuttings are now planted in our front yard and are growing beautifully! I will probably shed a tear or two when the first blossom appears. Hugs to Mama!

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