Saturday, February 25, 2012

TODAY'S FLOWERS

A little reminder that spring for us here in the northern hemisphere is not too far away.  As I sometimes do when I feel the need, these beautiful spring flowers brought a little sunshine into our home.  I stopped by the flower shop last Saturday and these pretties told me I needed to put them in my shopping basket.  I obeyed!


Beautiful Spring is coming,
Ah, yes, will soon be here,
For the clear bright sun is shining
All human hearts to cheer.
One of the brightest gems of nature
Is the orb that o'er us shines,
And o'er the wide creation,
It'll shine to the end of time.


(a few lines from a poem by Julia A. Moore.  You can read the rest of the poem here.

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Today's Flowers was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli.
You can find beautiful flowers from around the world if you click here.


32 comments:

Kay said...

Those are so pretty. I love the colors.

TexWisGirl said...

love that they jumped in your basket like that!

and i love your header - if i remember correctly, it was one of your photos you converted to a painting? i hope i remembered that correctly...

Jane and Chris said...

I am craving colour!
Jane x

Country Gal said...

They are beautiful ! I like having cut flowers in the house all year round ! Have a wonderful day !

Lui said...

I would obey too! ;-) . . . to my utter delight!

Linda Reeder said...

lovely! Flowers jump into my cart all of the time!

The Elephant's Child said...

A joy. We try and have flowers in the house all year. Our own for preference, but flowers anyway.

And they do dive into the shopping basket. With the chocolate.

chubskulit said...

I love the light shining on the flowers Denise!


My entry

Cloudia said...

tonic even to those of us in the subTropics.


Heard the Philly Flower Show was themed "Hawaii"


Aloha from Waikiki
Comfort Spiral

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Carletta said...

A lovely spring bouquet!
The side lighting in the first one is lovely Denise!

Jama said...

They are so gorgeous!

Luna Miranda said...

so beautiful! a lovely bouquet to put a spring feel in your home.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flower.

Indrani said...

Excellent lighting in the pictures.

Modern Mom said...

They're gorgeous!

Red Sponges

Kay said...

I've said it before and I say it again, Denise. You do take the most awesome, most amazing flower photos! They should all be framed and hung on all your walls.

diane b said...

I wish I could do that. Put a bunch of flowers in my basket but I would feel guilty for some unknown reason.Love the poem and the flowers.

Marie said...

A really beautiful bouquet! I bet they smell wonderful!

jabblog said...

Beautiful! Fresh flowers are such a joy and these do seem to herald Spring.

Cezar and Léia said...

Nice collection, particularly the second shot!
God bless you!
Cezar

Carver said...

Wonderful reminders of spring and its delights.

Mama Zen said...

These are so pretty!

Pat's Addition said...

Nice bunch of blossoms. Weeds are growing great in my yard.

imac said...

Love the poem and those flowers are a real pleasure to see Denise.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

I love your header photo and what you did with it - its totally gorgeous.

Denise said...

Thank you my friends. I hope you have enjoyed your weekend.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A stunning bouquet of flowers and so beautifully photographed Denise.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---how pretty!!!! I see flowers --and get so excited knowing that spring is right around the corner here. I can't wait!!!!! Great set of pictures. Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

Annelie said...

A lovely bouquet and photo!

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty flowers, Denise! Glad they came home with you! Have a great week!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flowers.
I especially like the second photo.

Regards and best wishes

clairz said...

These are so lovely. We live in southern New Mexico, and the daffodils are up and the fruit trees are blooming. I didn't even turn on the heat this morning. It's always hard for me to believe that Spring comes so early here, as I am from New England. However, with this year's crazy weather, the New Englanders are without snow and their Spring might not be far behind.

Wishing beautiful flowers to you, Denise, and thank you for visiting my blog!