I am humbly apologizing to you and your family for turning my very pointy nose up to you on so many occasions. It is with great humility that I write this today as you have really stepped it up. No longer are you relegated to the roadside stand, or mere filler in a drugstore bouquet, no you have graduated to Mother Nature’s pom pom and I am happy to be celebrating my birthday with you. The ballerina tutu petals you created with the slight fringe, in shades of coral and deep pink have made me change my mind. All clustered in bushels, your warm clove like scent perfuming every inch of my tiny apartment have brought a wide smile to my face. I usually eschew color but your bright pops were the perfect way to bid adieu to the last day of summer, today is that day, I know most of North America thinks it’s Labor Day, but they would be wrong, it’s today. Tomorrow we will wake up and it will be fall, a new season but you won’t mind you will still be blooming in Technicolor colors throughout the year, sharing your pom pom presence with those willing to give you a second look . You are are a hard worker little Carnations and I am honored that you have picked this day to grace your presence on my little world.