The last bouquet was all miniature carnations. I'd never seen those before, they just made me take them home. They were so perky and petite and practically jumped into the cart. These minis conjured up images of tea parties and teddy bears with dolls and my grass, leaf, and twig salads. Even as a young girl I knew one day I'd be eating the green stuff!
They are darn hardy flowers, too. I had them for almost three weeks, I really enjoyed them. They brightened each day for me. As the life for the bunch was ending I wanted to do something other than drying them out to remind me of their gift to me. Not a gift as in, I bought them, but a gift of their scent, colors, liveliness, and company. Divinity and Nature from the Original Creator.
There you have it. Take the petals off the flower head and save all the best parts of the stem and buds. Once you start pulling or cutting off the petals you'll see other parts of the flower that weren't visible before. Such as little green softnesses, yes I made that word up, and thin stringy moist shapes- all those things that go into making a flower so special and amazing and it didn't even need any help from us to be so beautiful.
I put the petals in a large bowl and the stems in a separate container as it made it easier to sort and select. Put some background down, I used colored cardstock. Arrange your letters using the petals and the other flower parts as you like. Keep wagging tails out of the area or your petals will go flying off the paper! (Lucy likes to be in on the action.)
March 10 is the three year anniversary for the blog. I said yes to this endeavor, and hope to continue as long as I am able and the technology exists. It (technology) changes so fast, doesn't it?
I want to say that you are my Vitamin G: girlfriends, blogfriends, readers, commenters, a bouquet of varied and colorful souls; and I appreciate each and every one!
Thank you for your energy, jokes, gifts, and sharing this space with me.
You make this blog smell better!
When you have the choice, if at all possible,
Question: What's your favorite once in a while treat you give yourself?