The power of flowers
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858
One of my favorite parts of traveling to big cities is the abundance of outdoor flower markets.
It seems they are on every corner.
I can never resist stopping and appreciating the beautiful colors and fragrances.
These photos were taken on our trip to Rome last summer.
Flowers have the ability to lift the spirit…that’s why we take them to people who are sick. They have a special way of brightening a day or bringing a smile.
I make it a point to have fresh flowers in our home all year long, but especially during winter when brown, gray and white are nature’s palette of choice.
It’s such a small thing that feels like a big indulgence.
A seven dollar bundle of tulips from the grocery store makes me happier than a dozen long stemmed roses.
No fancy arrangements for me. Just fresh cut flowers in a pitcher or jar make me happy each time I pass through the room.
That’s the power of flowers.