I woke up at 4 am the morning after I buried Sophie with the clear and sudden thought she needed plants and I had to go find flowers. It seemed like the most obvious thing and I felt compelled to go immediately.
Needless to say, there aren't many places open at 4:30 am. So I found myself roaming around a couple Walmart garden departments alone. No luck. On to Plan B, which was the nearest Lowes, where I had to wait for them to open. Still no luck. Not sure what I was looking for I just knew I hadn't found it. So instead I wandered around aimlessly, tears streaming down my face. I can't imagine how crazy I must have looked.
My fourth stop was a Home Depot where I spotted some white flowers tucked behind a rainbow explosion of foliage. Seriously, the colors were overwhelming. I'm still not sure I how even spotted them. I’ve never bought or planted hydrangeas before and I don't know why I had to have them for her but it just felt right.
And it just feels right to paint them. So I’m going with it.. day two of hydrangeas.
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