Lately, so many posts on Writing Straight from the Heart have been about flowers.
Could it be because I am hopelessly and madly in love with those cherished gifts from Mother Nature?
After an entire winter with just supermarket flowers to cheer me up, at last the earth is abloom with dozens of different kinds of flowers.
They come in every shape, size, color and fragrance and it's just wonderful.
One day recently, I had to visit a friend in the hospital as well as an aunt who is in a nursing home.
Going into the pantry, I found two suitable containers for flowers.
One was a pretty crystal mini-bowl by Avon and the other was a favorite cup.
It had a tiny chip along the lip so could no longer be used for coffee.
Truly, I hated to throw it away because it was so pretty.
Thus, it became a flower container.
I bought two bouquets of carnations and assorted other flowers, cut the stems and divvied them up between the two containers.
Tah dah! They came out nice, were not too big for confined areas and delighted the recipients, too.
Ahhhh, sweet flowers are such treasured gifts from Mother Nature so no wonder one becomes obsessed with them.
DO YOU LIKE TO GIVE FLOWERS AS GIFTS?