Today, just making breakfast conversation, I asked Ruby what her favorite flower was.
She thought for a moment.
“Rosadente,” she said without hesitation.
“Uh…I don’t think I heard of that flower before. Can you tell me about it?”
“Well, it looks kinda like a rose,” Ruby explained.
“Where does it grow?”
“It grows in the forest and sometimes on the savannah,” Ruby said, including a couple of different ecosystems.
“What color is it?” I started to get pretty curious.
“It has polka dots and stripes. ”
“Could you draw one for me? I’d love to see one. Maybe you could use your felt pens?” Curious now, I waited.
Ruby tore off a small piece of heart-shaped paper and drew with a black pen.
“It is white, so I don’t need to color it,” she said.
She produced the drawing you see here.
And as for scent…”Rosadente smells like cherries,” she told me.