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Every human being needs food for the body in order to survive.
However, it's also important to give food for the soul. Flowers fit that bill!
Today it is my delight to show my Valentine's Day bouquet. Rather than being comprised totally of roses, which doubled in price for the holiday, (the scalawags), this bouquet looks like a breath of springtime.
There is one red rose and a single yellow tulip as well as snow white daisies. (Oh, perish the word "snow." Just make those "pure" white daisies. We do NOT need more snow!)
A really gorgeous part of the bouquet are iris, flowers that remind me so much of my father. Every spring, he'd alert us to the first blooms of iris in the side yard of my childhood home. They are so delicate and exquisite. Their scent is gentle and sweet. They are a very unique looking flower, too. The shade of iris in this bouquet sets the heart on fire with its beauty!
Wish I knew the names of the other flowers in the bouquet but I don't. Maybe some of you flower people out there in blogland can identify some of the flowers. There's a cone-like purple flower and some green ones that look like miniature carnations. Another one in the bouquet looks a little bit like snap dragon. See? I told you I am clueless in the flower naming department.
My husband did a nice job picking out the bouquet and my heart filled with gratitude. (Okay, so it wasn't the new laptop I wanted but do I want to be an ingrate? No way. Plus, there's always Mother's Day!) He also bought a beautiful card with a heartfelt message. What a guy.
So, please, enjoy the beauty of these lovely blooms.
How do you think flowers get their names?
And the winner is.... - I visited Amanda at a pop up shop she had at West Elm this past weekend... ... where she was selling her art prints, postcards, Christmas and Hanukkah card...
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