Sunday, April 5, 2015

Flowers for Easter: Photos

 Happy Easter, Joyeuses Pâques, Wesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych.

I had thought, how nice it would be to buy a few flowers
to mark this day. 
But at the grocery store I couldn't feel any spirit in
the mass quantities on display.

Meanwhile, a friend received a super abundant bouquet, brimming with color & love. 
She decided to share it with friends by making mini bouquets, 
delivering them by car, a veritable Flowers on Wheels.
Mine was minimal & elegant, 
matching my current need for lightness, airiness, & simplicity.   
      (I'm still working hard at clearing out possessions.)

How lovely, these stems, full of Easter floral tradition,
expressing a spirit of caring & the return of earth's colors.

(Outdoors, there's still a lot of snow on the ground,
& gray atmosphere,
but I did see some crocuses yesterday.)

 Happy Easter, Joyeuses Pâques, Wesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych. 


  1. What a lovely thoughtful idea of your friend to share her bouquet with her friends, ( two lovely lilies for you to paint ) then you will always have the memory of them in your home. ( sans parfume ) Thank you for your kind comment on my recent post. In times gone by the English word for a tiny/small bouquet of flowers is a posy so I always use this word it sounds so much nicer than a bunch of flowers, which seems to be used now. hope your snow will melt away & spring will be in your area soon.

  2. Beautiful. Happy Easter. :)

  3. Hahahha
    Come swim in paris's slightly heated pools then
    LOVE all yr great Amst suggestions!
    Thanks rita !!!!

  4. I love your sentiments and the stems are "Springy". What a wonderful friend.

  5. Witam serdecznie. Miło, ze strony przyjaciela, że podzielił się kwiatami. Ty dostałaś piękne i pewno pachnące lilie. Mam nadzieję, że miło spędzasz Święta, mimo zimowej scenerii. U nas zimno dalej i śnieg czasami pada. Dzięki, że pisałaś po polsku u mnie. Trochę to było pewno trudne dla Ciebie, ale to było miłe. Pozdrawiam serdecznie i ślę buziaki.

  6. How nice of your friend to share--now your flowers have meaning as well as beauty. I know what you mean about cleaning out possessions. I just cleaned our our coffee mug shelf yesterday. Those things multiply while we're not looking (that's the only explanation, right?). I got rid of enough that we can fit all our favorites in there, and hopefully someone else can use the ones we no longer need.

  7. Un joli bouquet , qui a non seulement la beauté mais aussi l'esprit du partage .
    De la neige , encore ?! J'espère que ça va bientôt fondre . Ceci dit , même ici il ne fait pas très beau ..
    J'espère que tu as passé de bonnes fêtes de Pâques !
    Grosses bises !

  8. After Maine's winter, minimal flowers do the trick. I like this against some watercolors.

  9. Love your friend's gesture, esp. her sense that this minimal choice would so elegantly suit you. xx

  10. It's beautiful. What a fun way to share the joy of the season!

    I do also love to see the crocuses peeking out of the snow. Such defiant little flowers!

  11. Such a lovely way to spread and share JOY!

  12. What a nice friend! Her bouquet to you was simple elegance. You surely are a special friend to her. -- barbara

  13. What a good and thoughtful friend!


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