The Dahlia Show is at Longwood Gardens!!
Earlier this summer, I had proselytized on behalf of Benary Giant Zinnia.
But I’m amending that recommendation…
When I used to give people directions to our house, I would tell them to look for the skinny blue house with bright purple shutters.
And purple foundation. And purple doors. And purple eaves.
And purple everything.
It was fall of 1999 when Lara and I moved to Texas. We were twenty-two and we packed up her old-but-reliable car. Loading and overflowing the trunk and backseat with our vital and unnecessary crap.
This is Lara.
Lara and I have known each other since we were thirteen. In some ways, we haven’t changed at all. In some ways, it was like two thirteen-year-olds taking a road trip. That’s how exciting it was. Like someone had given our younger selves the keys to a car, some money, and a map.
I haven’t written about the house for over a month now… Incase you thought that was because we magically finished? We didn’t.