The lovely background that I have newly applied to my Angelarae Knits Blog are hydrangeas because I say they are. They are lavender and white and sometimes yellow and I love them. I have two in my back yard and one in my front, and, as I have written here before, no self-respecting southerner would have less than three -ea(pronounced ‘eeya’) shrubs/trees in their yard. (these include the above-mentioned hydrangea, camelia, gardenia, azalea)
Magnolias, also -ea’s, are blooming here in Raleigh, and are as lovely as this one. The flowers of this tree are as large as a supper plate and one in a glass bowl filled with water makes a very nice centerpiece.