The merriment expressed the pride of the military and homefront to have been part of this great victory. Despite eleven years of unemployment and hardships of the great depression, four years of horrific war, losing loved ones, rationing of food and gasoline and the war production duties endured by the homefront. This group is called the “Greatest Generation” which is a title they deserve. The above is just a part of what is on the plaque in Sarasota Fl. This sculpture was created by J. Seward Johnson. In fact there is an identical statue by the same sculptor in San Diego Cal.
This is at the Hamilton Botanical Gardens, in Ontario. I had to wait for almost an hour to get this view without Brides with their Bridal Parties, Photographers, Grooms, Groomsmen, and families to move on to another location.
Crown Imperial is an impressive, spring flowering bulb that has been cultivated since the 16th century. It grows very quickly to a height of 3-4 feet and adorns itself with a crown of nodding, bell shaped flowers topped with a pineapple-like tuft of bright, glossy green leaves. The flower clusters last about 2-3 weeks. One downside to these exotic looking plants is that the bulbs have the fragrance of Eau D’pew. The upside is that the skunky aroma tends to repel moles and other rodents away from your bulb garden. This information is from, http://www.thegardenhelper.com I captured this flower in the Perennial Border at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on Mother’s Day! The flowers do not have a scent.