Catching up on reading in the summer is a favorite past time. While on vacation last week, I was reading The Stories of John Cheever. While reading the passage below, I had the good fortune of seeing this geranium beneath our balcony.
"Why does not everyone who can afford it have a geranium in his window? It is very cheap. Its cheapness is next to nothing if you raise it from seed or from a slip. It is a beauty and a companion. It sweetens the air, rejoices the eye, links you with nature and innocence, and is something to love. And if it cannot love you in return, it cannot hate you, it cannot utter a hateful thing even for your being the case, and living as it does purely to do you good and afford pleasure, how will you be able to neglect it? But pray, if you choose a geranium..." - John Cheever