"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, February 16, 2020

Many of us have had the joy

of either receiving....or giving...... a bouquet of fresh flowers.  
To me......flowers just seem to say "hello, have a cheery day!"

and they are even more beautiful placed in a vintage vase.

But do you ponder on the meaning of the flower itself and the color?

The symbolic language of flowers has been recognized for centuries in many countries throughout Europe and Asia. For example, red roses mean "love" or " I love you"

For me.......I love any color and any kind of flower that anyone gives to me.  I never think of what the meaning might be when I am given a gift of beautiful blossoms.

When I pick out flowers for someone........I don't think of what the color means......

I think about what the favorite flower and the favorite color is of the person 

I am giving the flowers to. 

But it is a very interesting and wonderful history to read on this link about the 

In a previous post, I asked if any of  you would know what the flowers could 
be that are growing in my greenhouse. 

I had many wonderful answers.........however, 
the flowers bloomed.........and I realized that they
are a flower that I know. 

They are "Stock" flower.........just like the ones that 
a dear friend ( Bell)  gave me years ago.  Why I did not 
recognize the leaves....surprises me.......but the second I saw the blooms
and then smelt the fragrance......I had my aw ha moment. These
are in a lavender color, where as Bell's are in a dark purple. 
And now it all makes sense as to why these flowers grew so strong and 
healthy during the summer without blooming and are now blooming in February..........
so representative of the Stock flower.  I will soon be transplanting 
these to the outside grounds. 

The daffodils under the back yard tree have sprouted up
and I am looking forward to their cheery yellow blossoms.
So tell me..........what is your favorite flower and color of flower?
What is sprouting in your back yard?
I would love to hear!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A little over 9" and still snowing

The latest winter storm, blew through our state late last night 
and snowed through the wee hours of morning. I am 
enjoying watching it still falling as I write this.

The trees and woods take on a whole new beauty when the snow 
is as deep as this.

However......pretty as it may be, it is not as 
welcome to Sophie.

She had to walk in my tracks behind me this morning
because the snow was so deep it went all the way up
to her belly........she was not happy about this at all.  

I would invite you to sit out with me with a cup of morning coffee
but the patio seats seem to be a bit occupied! 
This will all be gone in just one more day.  Temps will
rise back up into the 60s.  But for now.......
I am just going to enjoy this moment.
How about you?  Are you under a blanket of snow?