Remembering a gracious southern lady! Blossoms from Nanny’s tulip tree remind me so much of her! These incredible delicate blooms on really tough wood branches are the perfect description of Nanny. A kind southern woman that could charm you out of anything, but do not mess with her! She had the strength of 3 men! She grew the most wonderful feminine gardens and gorgeous flower beds, the perfect picture of southern hospitality but ran her business and miles of orange groves with an iron fist. She would run a crew of “pickers” harvesting fruit all morning and sit in her sewing room mending that afternoon. There was nothing she could not do. I am so happy that there are reminders of her all around me.
"From Me to You" Janis Ian