If anybody knows the name of this flower/bush and knows if it could survive the extreme hot/cold temperatures of the North, please let me know. The bush is medium in it's thickness and height and the blooms are HUGE! Maybe 6-7 inches in width and I had seen it all over Kentucky in either this lush pink color or a bright white........it was very lovely!
Jim and I had stopped my his oldest Brothers house while out photoing (my newly coined word! lol) and I was trying to explain this flower/bush thingy to my SIL, she had thought she knew what kind of plant I was referring to but just for good measure we were going to get in her golf cart (everyone tools around south in a golf cart because property sizes are so vast down there) and try to find that flower/plant/bush.
So first we stock up the cooler with something to drink, in this case it is Busch Beer, (How appropriate! lol) and climb aboard the golf cart......I always have a blast with my Sister-In-Laws, we make fun where ever we go. While we thoroughly checked her 4 acres for this plant and came up empty handed, we decided to go perusing around neighboring acreage so off we go into the wild blue yonder.....two blondes without fear, a golf cart and cooler!
We searched the neighbors to the north of their property line and so on and when we finally came across property that we couldn't access (barbed wire fence) we decided to head back home......different route then we took........beer, first mistake......different route, second mistake!
While driving across almost half of the property we were on (which was a very run down piece of land and an even more run down home) I noticed we were getting into some pretty deep mud, it had been raining for the last 3 days off and on due to hurricane Dennis so I thought," OK, Giant mud puddle!" But before I knew it I saw a cinder block sunk halfway in the mud before my SIL did and you guessed it we got hung up on it!
It wasn't until that moment that my SIL realized that it wasn't a mud patch at all, it was an illegal septic field........GROSS! The person had rigged their septic tank to run off onto their land instead of through an underground septic field.........so here we sit......Chit outta luck, Chit faced and in a real chit hole! This is where my SIL leans over and says to me,"Don't I just take you to the best places!!!" Now at this point I laugh so hard I almost piddle on myself! lol
At first we attempt to rock our way out of this situation, didn't work.......then we both decide lets get out of the cart and try to drag/push the damn thing out, didn't work and yes we knew what we were standing in, but a girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do......right?? lol So, with all that said and done....we finally abandon the golf cart and start our looooong trek back to her house to find the Husbands to figure out how to get outta the chit hole! Jim is the first to see us come up over the hill and says to his Brother,"Either this can't be good or this is going to be verrrrrry good!" I know funny, ain't he!
So here we walk up with what at first must look like just your plain ordinary mud all over us (stuck spinning tires churn things up real well!)
a beer in our hands, (it was very hot out we didn't want to dehydrate! lol) and explained our current situation. So now we hop on the back of the 4 wheelers which is probably what we should of taken out in the first place instead of the golf cart and drive with the guys back to the place of the sunken golf cart with both of them just shaking their heads and telling us we shouldn't be allowed out alone together anymore! lol
Jim snags golf cart with tow line and his brother drags it out, wipes it down for us and we continue on our way home for a bar of really good soap and a hot shower!
Yes, Mary Lou....you take me to all the best places! lol lol lol