On Monday my youngest and I played hooky and went to Callaway Gardens. It is such a beautiful spot no matter the time of year and it happens to be free in January and February. Free isn’t always good but in this case it was.
We traipsed around gardens and footpaths and through the Day Butterfly Center and the Sibley Horticultural Center. The Sibley features plants in different environments. I put my youngest on the task of finding an olive tree and he did. It was a small Barouni from Tunisia.
Mr. Olive Crazy bought me another camera after the kids lost all my photo equipment in Arizona so I took a couple of shots for you. The photo of the Barouni isn’t so hot. The light was bad and I couldn’t get another angle. Excuses. Excuses.
A couple of days later I was rummaging for stamps and I found my old identification card from when I was a student in Tunisia. I showed it to my oldest son who wrinkled his brow and said, “who’s that.” “Your once young and attractive Mother,” I responded. He came back with a non-committal, “hmm.”
The card brought back some strange and wonderful memories. Memories I will share along the way. In the mean time here is a photo of the second lovely of the article – the young Olive Crazy.
May the sun shine through your branches.