Yes, this is a food blog and I don't steer off course often, but I wanted to show off the three colors of Rose of Sharon we have growing in our backyard. These are courtesy of a former owner of our house. I don't know who they were, but I thank them. What a lovely gift.
I also want to tell you that I have accepted a fulltime job outside our home. This will be the first time I have held a fulltime job in three years. Why am I telling you this? Because it will, inevitably, effect my blogging. No longer will I have the bonus time to sit around and imagine.
I have, and will, continue to cook and photograph. It is the actual blogging aspect I haven't quite figured out yet. But I will. I love this little corner of the internet I have created.
When I was a little girl, my Grandmother showed me how to make a little doll using these flowers. I would make a line-up of them and play for hours. They would dance and sing and parade around and pose. Every summer, I make at least one, in remembrance of her.
"I am the Rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys."
Song of Solomon 2:1