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The riddle of the rhododendrons

The riddle of the rhododendrons

The rhododendron’s stalks were thick as a strongman’s arm and the bark shed its skin in flakes. The purple flowers that bloomed were quite beautiful, but so few of them grew. Above it, a cedar tree spread his branches about. The rhody didn’t grow tall; it didn’t intertwine into the branches of the cedar as a blackberry bramble would. For ten years, the rhody branches tumbled down and up again, overgrown without care. A mother stood in front of them, admiring […]

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