The Fabulo. us “Firsts” of April 2021

Blooming Love Since 2013

Dear Reader:

It is hard to believe that in two years Boo’s Garden will be ten years old! Never… in my wildest imagination did I think I would still be here… adding onto my project of love that started with

the support of so many-still growing-still blooming!

As a history teacher I am quite familiar with teaching “historical ” firsts. But like I reminded my students-we wouldn’t still be studying first settlements unless they had grown and changed the course of history by hard work, determination and perseverance -to follow a dream.

On a daily personal note the “firsts ” I love to observe these beautiful spring days are found in my neighborhood, yard and garden. It just makes me happy-Summerville becomes ” Fairy Land” in the spring and I pinch myself that I ended up in this amazing place I get to call home.

Let me share with you some of my favorite firsts on 100 Rainbow Road!

“Big Red” ‘s

first spring bud

Jake’s Japanese Maple is the first to bloom this year-soon the other grandchildren’s will follow!

The wisteria has arrived-beautiful but tough for long-lasting relationships with trees and shrubs!

A happy first-the pollen is starting to finally depart as the freshest green leaves the oak trees will ever have … takes one’s breath away!

Doodle gave me red tip bushes years ago for a birthday present-left alone they have turned into gorgeous trees! A first!

So until tomorrow… Remind yourself how far we have come this first day of April 2021 and hug again.

“Today is my favorite day.”

Don’t forget to say ” Rabbit Rabbit ” and have an awe-inspiring month!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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4 Responses to The Fabulo. us “Firsts” of April 2021

  1. Jo dufford says:

    Love your plants. So proud of little/big red!


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Like you said Jo in an earlier response…Summerville is filled with flowering fairies that turn our home town into a fairyland for all to gasp at in delight. My favorite thing is just riding around Summerville….breathing in the sweet scents and savoring the technicolor prisms of sheer beauty and inspiration. Love ya girl! Have an amazing Easter!


  2. Rachel Edwards says:

    Thanks for the reminder to say Rabbit…Rabbit…love the pictures of your yard. Hope you have a Happy Easter. We are headed to NC tomorrow. I had a scare on Monday with my back and have been seen 3 times by a new chiropractor since mine retired …it has helped a lot because on Monday it hurt to move at all…thank the Lord I was abke to get appts.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      That was scary….what was the problem? Praying it won’t return again…Have a marvelous Easter in North Carolina with family and share the love. I will be wearing my bracelet…love it friend!


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