Colorful Beauty

Some flowers know how to flaunt it.

The ones in my gardens remain shy. They peek out in season, test the air with a few blossoms, and shed petals to enrich the soil for next year.

Perhaps that’s for the good. Mothers teach modesty as a virtue. Or at the very least a positive trait.

So in front of my modest home a modest collection of flowers greet modest visitors – you know the sort, friends, neighbors, the mailman.

The example below is far from modest. I’ll admire and be aware that my plants do not receive professional care in a professional garden on a large estate.

Nothing modest about this Azalea