I absolute love spring flowers. Tulips and freesias and bluebells and irises almost make going through winter worth it. Every year I plant dozens of bulbs, so I will have something to watch over and look forward to all winter long.
I get very excited about the first blossoms, and enjoy making colour-themed arrangements around the house when the full flush arrives, with purple and yellow sprays in my sewing room, russet tones in the entry, vivid reds and oranges in the lounge, and pinks and darkest burgundies in the bathroom.
My mother also loves spring bulbs, but she hasn’t gotten to enjoy them in years, as they won’t grow in Hawaii. I was talking to her last week, and saying how much I wished I could send her some of my flowers, and she was saying how much she wished she could send me some fruit from the farm in Hawaii (mangoes and rambutans, delicious!). She suggested that at least we could send each other flowers: it’s not quite the same thing, but both fruit and flowers are very photogenic!
So, just for my mother, here are some of the photographs I took of my spring flower crop this year.
These stripey purple freesias were my favourites of this years freesia crop, and I want to find more of this variety next year:
This is the arrangement that has greeted visitors in my entry for the last two weeks. I’ve had tons of these rust & gold freesias, so I just change them out as they fade.
The framed picture behind them is a Baha’i quote:
My home is the home of peace.
My home is the home of joy and delight.
My home is the home of laughter and exultation.
Whosoever enters through the portals of this home, must go out with gladsome heart.
Spring flowers are so beautiful I even find them attractive as they are dying.
Hope you all enjoyed these!