Report From PIA – October 30
I arrived home today after five days spent visiting my mother and family. I am drained… from the travel, a concentrated effort to help my mom, and from putting energy into situations that I can and cannot change. I won’t go into details because you all have families of your own, so I know that you have enough to think about.
Walking into the kitchen, in total appreciation of arriving back safely, I see that the bouquet of hydrangeas that I picked last week is still beautiful. These full blossoms, in shades of blue, purple and pink, welcome me back to Cape Cod.
My friend BL says that my radio program, GardenLine, should be called Hydrangea Line, and she’s not far from wrong. This is Cape Cod’s favorite shrub. On and off-Cape, my callers want to grow them, have questions about them, and despite any quandaries agree: we love this plant.
For all people there are plants, scents, architecture, and landforms that are particular to their region. After being away we see these things, they speak to our hearts, and welcome us home.