Monday, May 10, 2010

Carnation dedication..

The other day while walking around the UTPA campus I noticed a tree with flowers the closer I looked the more they looked like Carnations. I couldn't stop starring at this tree it was beautiful and full of Carnations I kept thinking Carnations don't grow on trees or do they?.. I got home and quickly googled it and found that Carnations only grow 18" to 24" tall and the The optimum temperature for growing them range from 50 - 59°F at daytime and 41- 46°F at night. There is no way that Carnations could grow here in the Valley and on a tree for that matter.. So, It remains a mystery..I plan to take this photo to a tree expert. I will let you know..

But, for now I dedicate this "Carnation photo" to All mothers that have taught values, enriched lives,and put their children and others first before themselves, run carpools,make cookies sew Halloween costumes and pick up dirty laundry.

This is for all the mothers who mess up. Who yell at their kids in the grocery store and hit them in despair. For reading "Amelia Bedelia " twice a night for a year. And then reading it again. "Just one more time."

This one is for all the mothers who put teddy bears and balloons in there children's graves. For the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see. And the mothers who took those babies and made them homes.

Happy Mothers Day!


  1. Very nice, although the " dedicated carnation", should go along with a hug and a kind word . We often think that flowers are enough, but there is nothing like a gentle touch of affection and express verbally for foregiveness for the times we hurt their feeling with our out of respect verbal abuse, as a matter of fact, there is no need to wait for "MOTHERS DAY".

  2. Marissa, did you ever figure out the plant?


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