Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gathering Flowers : Simple Pleasures

Every spring, my hands itch to play in the dirt, to clean out the debris of winter, to turn clean, rich soil in my hands, to place seedlings in the ground and nurture them to their full potential.

In the meantime, I’ve gathered flowers where I could, and spend a few minutes each day marveling at the unique beauty that is theirs alone.


Outdoors, sky blue Lagunas spill out of two clay pots, although they look more purple than blue to me.


While indoors, cut hydrangeas, left over from my granddaughter’s birthday party, remind me of summers spent at my grandmother’s house in Mississippi.



Flowers, no matter how I come by them, are one of the simple pleasures in life, a necessity, as I see it.


Until next time, dear friends, gather flowers where you can.


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19 comments:

  1. Hi Dayle! Oh, the flowers are just so beautiful! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  2. Could not agree more! Flowers just add so much to a home.

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  3. yes! flowers are mini vacation as we pause marvel at their diverse beauty of each and every variety! I have NEVER seen an ugly flower.

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  4. I love how every area has their own unique flowers. Yours are Gorgeous.

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  5. Flowers always bring joy.

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

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  6. How beautiful! My dear husband cut several roses from the rose bushes he planted for me and brought them in to me for Easter! They are still so beautiful sitting on our kitchen counter! Thank God for spring, for the men who love us, and for the bountiful blessings He is so faithful to bestow. Life is hard and trials so severely press us, but He makes all things beautiful in His time.

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  7. Such a nice variety! I always even love the weeds this time of year. Funny, the prettiest display of flowers this year are the wisteria and rose vines hanging over our garbage can! That's a photogenic spot!
    Happy Weekend to you.

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  8. I would rather get flowers than just about any other gift (well, except I do love Starbucks gift cards)...lol Yours are all just lovely. Hope you have a wonderful April, Dayle. xo Diana

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  9. I agree with Diana - flowers are the most beautiful gift to receive. I love all your arrangements.

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  10. Can you just imagine a world without flowers? I can't either. Beautiful post.

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  11. The vessels and flower arrangements are all so beautiful and each one graces the spot you have placed them in perfectly.
    I have planted some inpatients, a few lavender plants and some begonias in pots on our patio and I have been enjoying their cheerful blooms too.
    Thank you for joining us At Thoughts Of Home On Thursday,
    Jemma

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  12. I love those little periwinkle flowers - they look so lovely in the clay pots!!

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  13. These are so pretty Dayle. Love the purples and even the whites. And me too, can't wait to get outside, smell the dirt, plant the seeds and watch in awe the richness of all that colour bursting out. Have an amazing Sunday out there.

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  14. When ever I hear or think of Simple Pleasures, I think of you!
    You taught me to appreciate all those little things that make me smile.
    Flowers always make me smile.
    Thank you for sharing your Simple Pleasure.

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  15. Your bouquets are lovely, Dayle. I love just about all flowers too. I think that the potted purple hyacinth that my husband brings me on a dark February day thrills me the most. But then I also especially love wildflowers, most of all those that were brought to me in small clutched hands by my grandchildren!

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  16. How pretty, Dayle! There is nothing like the sight and smell of flowers to usher in Spring! Your photos are quite lovely...

    GOD BLESS!

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  17. Loved seeing your beautiful flowers..They truly are a simple pleasure and I look forward to gathering some soon here in Eastern Canada.. Your grandchild is so pretty.. Take care... xo

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  18. The soft pink roses are so pretty. I have always thought that flowers are the magic in our lives. :)

    ~Sheri

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