A Childhood Memory

I remember when I was around 8 when my family moved. It was a pretty scary time for me. I decided to explore the back of the house while they were moving in boxes. Everything was unfamiliar and new and just when I was about to write off the whole thing–I saw them.

They were in a shaded part of the backyard so the colors really stood out. I had never seen Birds of Paradise before that time. It was a pretty magical moment, coming across something completely new and falling in love with it. I still love them to this day.

-Aly