https://www.azplantlady.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/IMG_2491.jpg 571 640 email@example.com http://www.azplantlady.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/favicon.png firstname.lastname@example.org 23:10:002020-03-04 11:58:02A Bittersweet Birthday…
This is the view today from my kitchen window.
My flowering shrubs normally reach above my wall. But, given the fact that it has been raining non-stop for the past 20 hours, that is certainly understandable.
While I normally enjoy rainy days, I am feeling a bit blue today.
Today is my daughter, Rachele’s 22nd birthday and the first one that we are spending apart.
It seems like just yesterday that I was driving her to her first day of preschool.
Rachele was such a petite, little girl with a little giggle and curly hair. But she was always a tomboy through and through.
She loved to dress up as a police officer.
Now Rachele is a proud member of the Navy.
While I am missing her especially on her birthday, I am so proud of her and am thankful that she loves what she is doing.
That is all I ultimately want for all my children – to spread their wings and fly.
Even if it takes them far from home….
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."