Azaleas and the Preakness
Baltimore is a-bloom with azaleas, brilliant gems just in time for the second gem in the Triple Crown to run, the Preakness. This coming Saturday at Pimlico Racetrack Calvin Borel will ride Mind That Bird, the horse that improbably found the driest part of the track at the Kentucky Derby to win 50 to 1. Now what does this have to do with flowers? But of course, you know, the winner is blanketed with black eyed susans, the state flower of Maryland. Oh, my Maryland thoust Oriole of Baltimore dost sing.