"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blooming Time

Every morning for the past week, Sophie and I have enjoyed our walks. The air is full of the sweet fragrance of blossoming flowers and color of every hue stretches as far as the eye can see.
I always bring home a handful for a nice bouquet on our table.
There are so many clusters and colors.....

Yellow daisies of every kind,


the purple prairie Aster,



the vibrant Indian Blanket,




and so many different types that it would take all day to look and read about them. This Easter morning, Sweetie and Sophie brought home a large bouquet of fresh picked blooms.





Enough to set a bouquet, at every one's plate. After each holiday meal, it is tradition for my husband(sweetie) and I, Sophie and a cat or two to go for a long walk.






The day was beautiful, dressed in it's best floral dress.







With more bouquets to bring home.








We have a lot of "sage brush" and bushes that grow on our land and at this time the dull drab stems sprout the most amazing petals in the cheeriest colors









and berries. Such a reward to take a walk like this!










When I see bouquets of wildflowers, it brings back a memory of a time when my husband and I were first dating and then into early marriage. Whenever we drove somewhere, he constantly would pull over without explaining and go pull some wildflowers to hand to me. On our wedding day, his best man knocked on my dressing room door, handing fresh picked wildflowers that Sweetie stopped to pick...in his tuxedo.. on the way to the wedding. How I wish I had a photo of that! I carried those flowers in my wedding bouquet and I still have them pressed in our wedding album. Now....... how about you? Is there a particular flower you can't resist to pick or place in a bouquet on your table? Do you have special flowers from way back pressed in a book somewhere? I would love to hear.












28 comments:

Mrs. D said...

These pictures do bring back a lot of memories of growing up in Texas. Our home in Midland backed up to an open prairie; I can remember picking those little purple flowers often for my mom, but never knew what they were called. The Indian Blankets are pretty common all over Texas, but most of all I miss bluebonnets from the Hill Country and East Texas. Your husband sounds like a keeper!

Childers Corner said...

I love bluebonnets and wish I had a whole yard full of them. My grandmother used to have a saw painted with a windmill and bluebonnets hanging on her kitchen wall and I always thought that was so beautiful! Jeff and I stopped and took pictures of bluebonnets on our honeymoon.

Lanny said...

How positively romantic! From beginning to now! Dirt used to bring me wildflowers from the roadside on his way home from work. I love your simple place setting on your beautiful wood table. Happy Easter!

KathyB. said...

What lovely blossoms you have this time of year! Our blossoms are small and subtle...the showy flowers wait for warmer weather. How sweet of your 'Sweetie'! Stories of love...long lasting love!

Nancy M. said...

Your flowers are beautiful and your husband sounds so sweet and thoughtful!

I think the only saved flowers I have are from my high school prom and some roses my husband gave me after our first son was born.

Mildred said...

What a delightful post and so sweet about the flowers for your wedding day. I absolutely love lilacs and can never resist stopping to breathe in the sweet smell.

DayPhoto said...

Oh, gosh! I want spring now more than ever! You made me homesick for my childhood! Sigh

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

J and J Acres said...

Every spring I'm reminded of just how much I love flowers!!

When I was a waitress, Mr. C would bring me in a bouquet of flowers during my 13 hour shifts. Nothing could make me smile or get me rejuvenated like seeing him smiling with an arm full of flowers! :)

The Gingerbread House said...

Kathleen, it looks to me you are set down in a private little garden of Eden :o) the flowers are so pretty and so many different kinds...what a joy to go for a walk being surrounded by them and the ones you love....Ginny

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

I love these picture sof the wild flowers. Spring is such a great time of the year don't ya think? Brings back many childhood memories of walks inthe country with my Gram.

Sand Flat Farm said...

Hi, Kathleen! We have bluebonnets in Texas of course, but in my neck of the woods, the roadsides are swaying and waving in the breeze with carpets of crimson clover right now. It's beautiful, it's like you could reach out and run your hand over its softness. I love it!

Chris said...

Hi Kathleen!

Isn't it wonderful to have flowers to bring inside? Very pretty photos!

Chris

Flower said...

Hello Kathleen! It is good to be back. Flowers play a large part in my life. My mother gave me some special flowers to remember her by and one is blooming today. I'll go take a snap and post it later today. Your wild flowers are so pretty and it's especially nice to see how you enjoy them in little bouquets!

Dirt Princess said...

Great bouquets. Nice that you can go out and pick them with such a large selections.

I want to know about hercules? I just caught to baby rabbots Saturday. They are TINY! Was Herculues wild? Where do you keep him? I notice he is on a leash...so I guess you walk him? I am curious to learn more about rabbits

Ali said...

I love the name of that particular flower, "Indian Blanket". You've an impressive collection of kitties too! So happy to have found your blog.

Ali @A Cosy Life

Kelley said...

Oh I just love flowers...
I have irises blooming right now and I am amazed at their faithfulness to bloom every spring with or without my help!
How nice that you have such a variety to choose from on your walks!
Wishing you a most blessed day!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a lovely story...wildflowers on your wedding day! We had wildflowers on our picnic table wedding luncheon. Thistles, daylillyies, wild chickory, dandylions -yes, spelled "incorrectly" but that's how I always think of them, smile- and whatever else was blooming at the time. It was just lovely!
I like pinks as well...so cheerful!
The small bouquets at each place setting is sweet, I'll have to copy that great idea.

Anne Marie said...

Hey! I don't know how I found your blog, but I think you should become a Na-Da Farm Chick!!

C'mon by and see what I'm talking about!

from one fellow farm girl to another :)

Farm Chick Paula said...

That is such a sweet memory of your wedding day, Kathleen! And I'm so jealous of all the different flowers you have growing around you! I've never seen some of those before!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

How pretty all the flowers are! Spring has sprung for some of us...it snowed at the cabin last week! Enough, already...we have the next truck full of stuff to move planned for April 30..surely, it will stay warm now?? LOL

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy productive week.

Hugs,Stephanie

Sunny said...

Interesting... my husband used to do the same. On his way home from work he would often stop and pick some flowers along the road to bring me. Later, when he went to driving truck, and I went with him and could not care for flowers-beds of my own, the Lord showed me that He had given me all the wild flowers of this country from sea to sea to enjoy. I often stopped and picked some to carry in the truck with us.

Anna Colleen said...

All those flowers are wonderful,
I like the yellow daisy and Indian Blanket.

Mel said...

How sweet, we are starting to warm up here, but have a few weeks before the grass will turn green. I love Lilacs, and Black Eyed Susans most of all, but would not turn my back on any flower.

Tipper said...

Your wildflowers are sooo pretty and bright. I always love to get little wildflowers from the children in my life-even if it's a weed it still seems so precious and lovely coming from a child.

FarmHouse Style said...

I love your photos of wildflowers and the sweet story of your groom sending you a bouquet on your wedding day is so romantic and precious:-)

I keep a pretty blue flower that my husband picked for me when we were in France pressed into a journal. I also have the first little blossom my son every gave to me.

Rhonda

Daisy said...

Such beautiful flowers, Kathleen! And you have so many different ones to look at. Thanks for sharing these. I enjoyed them.

Conni said...

Such lovely flowers! Great story about "Sweetie."

Princess S said...

Your bouquet treasures are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I bet they made your table look even prettier.