Posts Tagged ‘flowers’
I discovered that the roses are oh-so-fragrant, and brought some to the office where they’re busy cheering up my desk. Meanwhile, I shook off lots of pretty petals today while cutting stems, and collected them into a ceramic dish with a little water. So much fun — and what pleasure!
Finding lots of lovely flowers yesterday morning had me busy repurposing a bottle of house-made wine (courtesy of one of my dinner guests last month) and then my college stein into impromptu vases. An apartment filled with flowers: what delight! That said, I’ve been trying to find someplace (anyplace!) nearby that sells peonies…to no avail. I thought at some point during the spring or summer they’d come into season and I’d see them at the farmers market, but no luck so far!
This afternoon, as I was walking back with groceries from the farmers’ market, I spied these visitors across the way in the gardens. There were four or five babies trailing their mother, picking through the grass and at little pools of water. I left all my parcels and things on the steps and spent a good ten minutes quietly following them around.
Luckily, the fresh flowers I got at the market, which waited so patiently as I spent the afternoon holed up in a cafe, were able to wait a little longer for their water!
Aeroplanes are always an ordeal, but some of the pleasant little discoveries this trip included this little orchid zen garden in the Red Carpet Club and writing letters in the twilight slant of light coming from the window.