friday flowers

//my weekly bunch of beautiful blooms//

“Why I Wake Early 

Hello, sun in my face.

Hello, you who made the morning

and spread it over the fields

and into the faces of the tulips

and the nodding morning glories,

and into the windows of, even, the

miserable and the crotchety – 


best preacher that ever was,

dear star, that just happens

to be where you are in the universe

to keep us from ever-darkness,

to ease us with warm touching,

to hold us in the great hands of light –

good morning, good morning, good morning.


Watch, now, how I start the day 

in happiness, in kindness.”

~Mary Oliver~

 

petals

As a young girl growing up I would sneak around the neighbourhood, scissors in hand, stealing permanently borrowing beautiful flowers (& often weeds, grasses or branches I deemed pretty enough) to put on our dining table.

I kept a running list of the things I would have/do as an adult when I had my own place and my own money (things that I more than often rattled off to my parents in a defiant tone) which I actually still refer back to today!

One of those things was having a weekly bunch of fresh blooms on my table.

I never look at fresh flowers as a waste of money, as I know some people do. To me, they are an investment in the happiness of my soul. A fresh bouquet; however simple or extravagant always makes me feel happy.

I always Instagram my weekly bunch with the hash tag #FridayFlowers, because that’s when I buy them; just in time for the weekend so I can enjoy them for two whole days before the working week steals my daylight hours.

Here are a few I’ve grabbed from my Instagram feed to share with you;

fridayflowers3 Honey Grevillea

fridayflowers4 pink & yellow Chrysanthemums

IMG_20130315_190725 Proteas

fridayflowers2 White daisies and Freesias

fridayflowers5 Lavender & white Cushion Pompon

IMG_20130329_131832 (1) Glasshouse Roses, white Pompon, Gerberas, Oriental Lilies & Eucalyptus leaves

IMG_20130301_082421 (1) Australian Natives; Banksia, Thryptomene, Pin-cushion Protea & some others I’m not sure of!

fridayflowers6 Oriental Lilies (my wedding flowers!) & white Gladiolus

IMG_20130222_190145 (1) white Dahlias & blue Hydrangeas

Can’t you just smell them all?!