Cee’s Pick Me Up Post today inspired me to put together this post about flowers that we don’t usually think of as flowers. The quote is:
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfullness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh
We were eating them as recently as two months ago. Then they got woody and the tops began to look like the tops of old Russian churches. Then they started to get a bit bumply under their caps …
… and this week they are popping out.
I think they are rather pretty. I also like the flowers of parsley. In the background of the photos above.
It is, I believe, a cousin of Queen Anne’s Lace. I like the subtlety and delicacy of it’s green tinged flowers. Sometimes, when I bother to bring flowers in from the garden, I will put them with roses in a vase, like some folks use baby’s breath. But mostly I just enjoy them when I am out in the yard.
I sometimes think that June should be its own season, at least around here, it is usually rather chilly, often times colder and grayer than May, but the weather is perfect for roses.
June is a very rosy month around here. I have a few bushes in my yard but some of my neighbors go all out. There is one lady who has roses climbing high up into her evergreen trees. I used to think of her (since I don’t know her name) as the crazy rose lady…but then I realized she probably really should be called the sane rose lady. Her yard is a bit overgrown, it’s not unkempt or neglected, just very alive, but the smell of roses greets you from a block away.
I’m still fixating on the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Although we have had a few sunny days, the temps have been worthy of a refrigerator and, combined with familial stresses, it is challenging to try and break out of my winter doldrums. Sure glad I forced myself to take that one day off from winter to wallow in spring.
I don’t know the name of this one. Orchids come in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes. This was one of many at this year’s Flower and Garden Show. It opened today and I went to get a breath of spring.