The Vanderbilts could afford just about every kind of water lily known to man, and the had them there.
A hard day's work will get you some time with a hibiscus or an orchid. A good life and a hard day's work will get you the same in the company of someone you care about. That was me that day with my nephew. I am no Vandberilt, but I sure did feel like the richest person in the world to jump into that splendor for a little while with someone who was equally happy to be there.
How I wish the people who are out to destroy us--and civilization itself--could appreciate this. A day's hard work followed by pretty flowers. It's that simple, and it's that amazing.
Our World Tuesday