LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Red Oak House Garden Notes No. 25

How beautiful is Raspberry Griffin daylily, pictured above?  It makes me smile.

I cannot express, gentle reader, how happy it makes me to know that my dear friend, Bonnie Estes, of Arkadelphia, Ark., enjoys seeing my flower photos on my blog.  I am deeply indebted to Bonnie and Dr. Jack Estes for their kindness and generosity to me in my Nashville, Tenn., years. So many fond memories. From them, I learned more life lessons than I can list, including an abiding love of geography and multiculturalism.  I miss them so when I’ve gone so long without seeing them in person. Their daughter, my friend Pastor Pamela Estes, is a gift to the world.

Speaking of friends, I cannot express how much it means to me that y’all take the time to read this blog. Comments from deeply respected individuals like Dr. Tom Isern and Suzzanne Kelley are much appreciated. Watch this space for more blogs about trails. Happy trails, friends.

“If you are in the garden, I will dress myself

in leaves.

If you are in the sea I will slide into that

smooth blue nest, I will talk fish, I will adore


— Mary Oliver

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