This little lovely sits in a vase on my desk!
I’ve learned to never underestimate the power of a flower…
This week, a lovely red rose sits on my desk in a simple bud vase. You see, I celebrated my wedding anniversary a few days ago; which means Mark bestowed upon me a dozen red roses (how heavenly!). Eleven of these lovelies are nestled inside a vintage vase in my kitchen. And, the twelfth one… well, she’s the one I brought along with me to the office. Flowers always bring me joy—even when I buy them for myself! Fresh flowers in my workspace revitalize me, make me smile, force me to literally stop and smell the roses (or whatever sweet-smelling variety I might have displayed).
Even though some of my garden’s perennials are in bloom (namely, the tulips and daffodils), it’s still a bit early (given northwest Ohio’s chill temps) to get myself immersed in full-on flower gardening (despite my cravings for it!). I do, however, hope to plant two large pots of pansies for the front porch next weekend. This simple task is a nice way to get my gardening fix in the interim (smile). Knowing I will see those beautiful pansies every time I leave or arrive back home already makes me feel happy.
I’m even drinking scads of flowers these days (for both health and happiness)! I discovered jasmine tea a few years ago. It’s now a staple of my tea diet; along with a longtime favorite, chamomile. Recently, while out and about, I purchased a couple of other great floral teas: white peony and hibiscus (this variety includes rose petals, rose hips and lavender). Yum! It’s hard for me not to imagine lush flower gardens as a sip these great teas. The delight is not only on my palette; its’ in my mind…and, this is undoubtedly a pleasant experience.
A rose is a rose. A daisy is a daisy. A mum is a mum. What I know is that I heart them all for the many powerfully-wonderful effects they bring me. Wishing you bouquet upon bouquet of flower power on this lovely Monday! T.