The snapdragons came back this summer.
Normally they’re cool weather flowers that say hello in the spring, on long stretches of stalks that explode with popcorn heads of color.
We love them not only for their amazing shades, but, as every little child should know, because they “talk”. It’s true. Just gently squeeze one of those blossom puppet heads and you’ll soon have a lively conversation going on that is sure to please anyone who is young at heart. They have such a great personality!
And they are funny. Just ask a child who has learned how to make them talk and you’re sure to get a giggle. Even adults smile. And when you look at them real close, they seem to be laughing. Maybe it’s the popcorn like entrances or maybe they are just laughing at us making them “talk”.
Whatever they are laughing about, we were thrilled when they cheerfully arrived again in July and brought a smile to the garden.
They made us realize how much a cheerful outlook can change things. It’s a secret source of smiles, just ask any snapdragon. We think they may have embraced this little truth:
“A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face…” Proverbs 15:13
talking to snapdragons,
Velvet Lime Girls