Western Washington near Puget Sound
1018 Views 14 February 2012
Picket Fences and Garden Gates are so magical to me. My first memory of them are when I was very young and my grandmother had her little garden surrounded with this pristine white picket fence. As I walked through the gate, I was greeted with the heavenly fragrance of roses and there stood these most amazing tall flowers called Hollyhocks. They were taller than I was with these individual flowers that traveled around the sturdy upright stalk. But I think the name alone was magic to me. Hollyhocks! HOLLYHOCKS! Isn’t that just music to your ears? Grandmother showed me the little seed packet that had held these tiny orbs that grew into these amazing flowers. She explained to me how the sun and the rain nourished the seeds until they popped out of their shell and began their journey to become one of the most amazing flowers I have ever seen in my life. Now, whenever I see a white pickets and rose bushes, I think of my Grandmother, but also I know that some of the most beautiful treasures grow inside of that protective… and visually poetic… picket fence.
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