Delighted with the outer-worldly magnificence of these flowers, I felt inspired to send my mother this picture, as I was totally ignorant about this humble bush. She promptly shared a favorite gardening experience as a youth in Sweden, and tells me that a related variety (Viburnum Opulus) is growing wild in Sweden.
I am happy for my mother, who taught me about courage and taking delight in nature’s wonders. Looking into these flowers I feel confident to succeed on my sometimes challenging endeavors. I am suspecting that this might also be close to a ‘Watanabe,’ which gives you very flat blooms sized like a small coffee plate. And indeed the flowers looks like divine offerings for us to enjoy. I am reminded to look for the beauty that indeed surrounds me. My flowers inspire me to be more grateful and encouraged.