I'm pushing the boundaries today but I have a special reason for choosing Soapwort. Maybe it's not so much a wildflower as an old-fashioned flower. And maybe this flower isn't really Soapwort? In doing some research online, the pictures I'm seeing of Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) blooms don't in any way resemble the plant I have! Maybe mine is a double variety or maybe it's something different altogether?
I chose it today because it's pink, which was my daughter Hayley's favorite color in her younger years. 21 years ago today, I met my baby girl for the first time. She's put me through the full gamut of the emotional spectrum over those 21 years and I think she'd agree that our journey together hasn't always been easy for either of us. I think she'd also agree, though, that it's been wonderful and amazing. She's very different than the daughter I always imagined I would have and I am SO glad of it: she's a vastly more interesting and engaging person than I'd ever dreamed. Happy Birthday, Hay-Hay!
Thanks to Gail at Clay and Limestone for hosting Wildflower Wednesday!