This lavender rose grows on a bush under the Norway Maple tree in my back yard. I never think of it without remembering my sweet friend, RuthAnn, in Tennessee. RuthAnn is a gracious, southern lady who is an expert on the topic of tea and who owns the Lavender Rose Tea Garden. She is warm, friendly, and shares of herself with an open heart. This week she celebrates a birthday, so I am sending warm wishes her way with a request for God's blessings of health and wellness for her in the year ahead!