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Sunday, 30 January 2011

A bit of cheer...

...to brighten the day.
I love flowers - I'm not very good at arranging them but I do love a vase of pretty blooms.

It is nearly the end of January but it seems as if we have plunged back into the depths of winter - minus temperatures, bitter winds and dull gloomy skies. Nothing at all to bring a smile to the face or cheer to the heart...

So when I saw some pretty flowers in Tesco this morning I just had to treat myself. Although I am not a great lover of 'pink' I do love flowers in shades from white through to red with all the shades of pink in between. The white tulips looked so clean and fresh and the pink carnations a gentle splash of colour on a dull day.

I remember as a child spending many hours in the garden with my Granddad who was a very keen gardener. I would watch him tend his beds and look after the flowers. Tulips and daffs were a sign of spring and better weather on the way whilst carnations and pinks were a staple of colour providing a scent to compare with no other. Granddad always had a huge variety of flowers in his garden - roses, lupins, snapdragons, sweetpeas, carnations, pinks, hollyhock and so many more...

Flowers mean colour & cheer to me. I might not be much of a gardener but I will always thank my Granddad for my love of flowers.........................

3 comments:

Allison said...

nothing like some nice flowers to brighten the place up
Allisonx

Becky Bowden said...

They are lovely! I need to replace mine x

Winnie said...

I love flowers in the house and they always cheer me up! Tulips are especially gorgeous!