Saturday, December 26, 2009


This is our last TODAY'S FLOWERS of 2009 and as we come to the end of one year and are at the beginning of another, I thought I would share a video I made with all my favorite flower photos taken over the last 12 months.


I always look forward to Sundays for so many reasons, and one of them is because it will be time to visit everyone's flowers. It really doesn't matter what language we speak. We all enjoy our flowers and at the risk of repeating myself, our love of them speaks to us in many languages and is a great way of bringing us closer together.

I am grateful for the amazing friendship I have made in this blogging world,
and from my family to yours we would like to wish you all
A Very Happy New Year!


A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.

~Edgar Guest~

Today's Flowers was created with grateful thanks to Luiz Santilli Jr. Thank you Luiz.


Kilauea Poetry said...

This is a lovely slide of all these pretty flowers you put together.. and I noticed many do well here. I like the quote as well and wish you all the best for this New Year!
(btw)..that little dog in the beautiful red and white Christmas scene with the snow is just fantastic Denise!

gigihawaii said...

Beautiful poem by Ed Guest. Loved it.

Kay said...

I love the angle on the passion flower. There's something about the lotus blossom that always makes me gaze at it for a long time. It's such a simple flower and yet the subtle color and shape draws me.

Somebody is blowing off firecrackers right now at 9:51 PM. Good grief! I need to look at more flowers to calm my nerves.

midwesttomidlands said...

What a nice idea and a beautiful video and music of your favorite flowers. There's a lot to explore on your blog, I will return. Thanks for visitng my blog and becoming a follower. I enjoy learning more about your home country, esp. the Midlands. Don't know what part of Virginia you live in, but I lived in Winchester for about a year. I thought certain areas,especially around Upperville with the stone fences, were very similar to England. Wishing you a very Happy New Year as well!!

Carver said...

Denise the flowers are so beautiful and what wonderful words too. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy New Year to come.

guild-rez said...

Very lovely video..
Thank you for sharing, Denise
Happy New Year,

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Nice video. Thanks for putting that together and posting it.

God Bless You and Have a Very Happy New Year.

Grace Olsson said...

Iam so happy , Denise, cause I found Flowers from Today,...
grea shot...I met good friends and learned much more about the flowers...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Happy New Year to you Denise. Great video!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

And a Happy New Year to you, Denise...

Your little flower video is beautiful... AND--just think... In a few months, we will begin to see all of those 'beauties' again.... Yeah!!!!

Is your snow gone???? You had a ton of it... I loved seeing all of your pictures.


imac said...

Beautiful flowers.

Quilt Works said...

Very gentle flowers!

...Take a look at Assymetrical flowers!

Martha in PA said...

Thanks for stopping by, I just love this poem that you posted!

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.

~Edgar Guest~

Nance said...

What a great idea, Denise! It didn't even occur to me that yes, this is our last TF for 2009.
Looking forward to 2010!

Denise said...

Kilauea Poetry, thank you Regina. I would like to wish you the same. What a fast year!

gigihawaii, glad you enjoyed it.

Kay, when I saw this passion flower it was the first time I had ever seen one. What an amazing flower. Oh no, not firecrackers, so early!

midwesttomidlands, it's fun for me to see an American's viewpoint of the area I grew up in. I live half an hour from Washington DC and half an hour from the Shenandoah, and I know Upperville well.

Carver, thank you and the same to you.

guild-rez, thank you, Happy New Year Gisela!

Digital Flower Pictures, thank you and the same to you.

Grace Olsson, I am very happy you found Today's Flowers too. Many of us feel the same way I am sure. Happy New Year!

Yogi, you too and thank you. ♪♪♪ said...

Betsy from Tennessee, you too Betsy and yes the snow might not have all disappeared but we had a relatively warmer day yesterday and it rained hard during the night. This morning we were amazed at how little snow there is compared to the way it was. Role on those new flowers and yes, yeah!!! Hugs, Denise

imac, thank you.

Quilt Works, thank you too. I will be visiting you asap.

Martha in PA, you're very welcome and so happy you enjoyed the poem.

Nance, thanks Nance and yes where did that year go? So fast!!!

eileeninmd said...

Happy New Years, Denise. I love your video of your favorite flowers.

Rosamaria said...

What a wonderful idea, Denise! I loved everything! The video, flowers, music, your words.
Thank you for being together in 2009 and to continue in 2010.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Johnny Nutcase said...

aw, lovely video, there are some beautiful photos on there! and i love the new shot too, great stuff!

Pat's Addition said...

Nice job on the video! Love the passion flower too.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful flowers always bring happiness for our hearts!Thanks so much dear Denise!
Happy Holidays!

Naturegirl said...

Denise a beautiful presentation for your last TF post of this year!
Wishing you the Happiest New Year filled with good health joy and many blessings!hugs

Titania said...

No better way to ring out the old year then with flowers. You have put together a lovely bouquet through the year. Happy New Year, Denise.

chubskulit said...

I love your video Denise!

Please come and see My flowers when you're free. Happy New Year!

Denise said...

eileeninmd, thank you Eileen, Happy New Year.

Rosamaria, thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed them all.
Happy New Year to you and your family too.

Johnny Nutcase, thanks Johnny, kind of you to say so.

Pat's Addition, thank you. I lvoe that passion flower also.

Léia, they certainly do and you are so welcome dear friend. Happy Holidays!

Naturegirl, thank you so much. Wishing you the same :)

Titania, isn't that the truth? Thank you and Happy New Year.

chubskulit, thank you I will be over asap :) Happy New Year!

Margaret Cloud said...

I enjoyed seeing all those flowers, it made me lonesome for spring and all its fresh start and rebirth. Thank you for sharing this with us. Have a Happy New Year.

Stephany said...

Happy New Year, Denise! The video was a wonderful idea. So many beautiful flowers! The music selection was perfect.

Rosamaria said...

Denise, I love your comments and your translator is very good. Sometimes I also need it.
Thank you very much, dear!

Laerte Pupo said...

Very nice idea this video.
I liked it.
Happy New Year to you and your family

Denise said...

Margaret Cloud, thank you Margaret. I think we will all enjoy the Spring when it comes. Our flowers keep us going :) Happy New Year.

Stephany and the same to you Stephany. I'm glad you enjoyed my post.

Rosamaria, I am happy the translator works well Rosa. You are so very welcome and thank you my friend.

Laerte Pupo, thank you and a Very
Happy New Year to you and your family also.

eden said...

Hi Denise!

Love your video so much. You have great collection of flowers and they are so beautiful. thanks for sharing

My entry

Pat's Addition said...

Thanks for identifying the Angel flower...I note it is poisonous ...but luckily not growing in my garden.

Chie Wilks said...

wow..thanks for sharing us this video of these beautiful flowers you've taken this year...they're all beautiful

mine is here

Gill - That British Woman said...

What a lovely display of flowers Denise.

I have done a post for Tuesday explaining in more detail about the pantry challenge, which may help.

Plus on Wednesday I have a post about the Daily Savings Challenge.

Gill in Canada

MedaM said...

What a wonderful idea! The slide show is great and all the flowers are gorgeous. :-)

tricia said...

There is no better way to start my day than visiting your wonderful blog Denise. Thank you so much for such a beautiful post. The images in the video are stunning and the music a perfect background. The poem is lovely. Thank you again.

Becca's Dirt said...

Gorgeous photos. You are so right - I too have made so many friends this past year and am excited about the new year. Happy New Year!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: What a beautiful video, you have an eye for a pretty flower. Have a safe New Years celebration.

Stine in Ontario said...

Beautiful flowers, Denise. I've enjoyed playing Today's Flowers for the past few weeks and I look forward to continuing in the 2010.

Happy New Year!

Yolanda said...

I hope you have a wonderful 2010