Monday, April 4, 2011

Tickle me Pink

Weeping Cherry, Rugby Road, Charlottesville
There is an amazingly beautiful spray of PINK outside in Virginia this time of year.  It has become a RIOT of color.  The transformation from brown to PINK is wonderful.  Ahhh, smell the PINK.


On a recent weekend trip with friends to my Hometown of Roanoke, Virginia the PINK was at it's PEAK.  The Star City was ablazing with color.  The drive around Old Southwest and Peakwood was incredible.
Crazy Pink in Peakwood in Roanoke

The Weeping Cherry is my all time favorite flowering tree and the most gorgeous tree in all the world was across the street from our family home in Pulaski, Virginia.  We used to laugh because no one looked at our 40' Daffodil row that took me years to divide and transplant that was located just on the other side of the street from the glorious Cherries.  Carloads containing heads twisted as far as they would go, hanging out windows would come to a standstill and stop and STARE at the Weeping Cherries (there are two together).  I can see the breeze blowing through the Cherries and my little daffodil blooms shimmering in the wind.  Magnificant.
Plain old Pink Saucer Magnolia on Grandin Road in Roanoke

Enjoy the pink while you can, the strong yellows, oranges, and reds are soon to follow.

The Roanoke Star a fixture since my youth.

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