The Butter Gatherers

Over the weekend, I was reading “the Week” (one of my favorite magazines, by the way) and read that some Chinese researchers have “scientific proof” that women are instinctively drawn to pink, purple and white.

This is from last year's Geranium. We got it at the Amish greenhouse just north of here, and I just love, love, love the deep red.

This was a bloom from a rose bush our neighbors gave me shortly after Mom died. Needless to say, it's my favorite

This is from my hydrangea. I only have one with the big, blowsy purple blooms. It reminds me of the East Coast where the hydrangeas are blue and purple and EVERYONE has several (at least it seems that way). Evidently it's due to the salt in the soil, but now I'm wondering if it's because they all just LOVE purple berries!!

Okay, so I admit it….I am drawn to pinks, purples, whites and reds.

The explanation, according to the scientists, is that our female ancesters were berry gatherers.  They needed to be able to see the red berries and leaves in the green foliage.   (they also say it helps us find a suitable mate, one with healthy cheeks – let me be clear, Mr. H. does NOT have purple cheeks)

I have other findings that might be of interest to these researchers.   I find that many women also like yellow.  (after all, the Queen wore yellow at the wedding!) I can’t wear it unless I have a good tan, so maybe that’s why it isn’t as obvious, but in my Garden……

Aren't these dear? They are just popping up in my garden, and always make me happy

And this Forsythia.....She's big, bold and beautiful. I started her from root stock about 15 years ago and transplanted her in my rock garden. Just glorious.

It’s understandable, though. It explains my love for popcorn, hollandaise and shortbread.

Clearly my ancestors were butter-gatherers.

That’s it for today. Just a little observation and pictures of pretty flowers to brighten up your day.

We’ll get back to the butterflies tomorrow.


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