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“I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers.” ~Robert Brault

I am still on the subject of high and low, happy and sad.

What does that have to do with flowers? – I hear you ask.

Well, quite a lot, from where I’m standing. Look at the past 2 – 3 weeks, for instance. Nearly 3 weeks ago, we received quite a few bouquets of flowers from friends and family, and even from business associates in sympathy for the death of Bernd’s son. Some were sent from florists, some were simply given as a bunch of flowers. They were all given with some kind of emotion attached to them – love, empathy, sympathy, sadness…

Which is what happened last weekend, but sort of very differently. There were flowers at the wedding. A flower in Xan’s hair, a wedding bouquet put together quickly with daisies, her favourite flower, some flowers at the picnic – all there to convey some kind of message or emotion – this time though, different kinds of emotions like happiness, celebration, love…

Oh wait! You see what happened there? LOVE. Love and flowers where people are sad, love and flowers where people are gathered together in happiness.

I love flowers. All flowers. I know most people do, even if the pretend they couldn’t care less. Flowers have the power to lift you up when you’re down and to brighten a dull day or a dreary room.

I have a few pictures of flowers for you, to maybe brighten up your day, it it needs a bit of brightening! 🙂 Some are from the sad event in our lives, some are from the happy event, but does it really matter which is which? They all make us feel better, and loved…

A lily, up close!

A lily, up close!

Pink carnation.

Pink carnation.


Tiny little daisy.

Gerbera in blue bottle.

Gerbera in blue bottle.

Gerbera, up close.

Gerbera, up close.


Flowers whisper “Beauty!” to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall.  ~Dr. SunWolf,


🙂  I feel better, even just looking at pictures of pretty flowers! 🙂

Have a great weekend, friends!!! I don’t know what you are going to do, but I’ll be packing for our trip to Europe… !!!! 😀





About zelmare

In a nutshell: I'm a woman of 'a certain age', I recently moved after living in the same area for 27 years, i raised 3 absolutely fabulous kids (I'm sure you will hear a lot about them, since I am a very proud mama), got divorced, and in due course, met and fell in love with the most amazing man, and i moved to a small town called Nylstroom. A lot of my blogs will most probably be about my new life, my family and friends, and my interests, which are taking pictures, travelling, food, re-decorating, music and books. I am looking forward to meeting a lot of lovely new friends and interesting people! :)

18 responses »

  1. I adore flowers too, and as you say, they can brighten even the dullest of days with the love they bring to share.

    I’m fortunate that each and every day, my husband brings me a flower picked from our garden. We have a very small crystal vase (about 2 inches tall and one inch wide), and a new and different flower head appears in it, and is placed next to me wherever I am in the house at that particular moment. I am truly thankful.

  2. Very nice way to put it all together 🙂

  3. Flowers are the true decoration of the world and they always lift me up.

  4. Flowers make me smile :), and these pictures are just beautiful!! Have a wonderful time on your trip. I am sooooo envious, but you really deserve it – you’ve been through so much lately. Enjoy!!

    • Thank you, Cindy! I’m looking forward to the trip, are nearly finished packing, and still 2 days before we go! I’ll probably say good bye before we leave, and I might even post while away, I’ll see how things go. 🙂

  5. I love flowers as well, you are right, everyone does, and it is so nice that there is a flower for every occasion. Your photos are lovely.

  6. Enjoy your trip and don’t forget to pack your shoes. Once I only packed shoes for my right foot–that was uncomfortable.

    • 😀 I’m actually buying boots in Europe.(hopefully…) Couldn’t find in SA, as it is summer here. So I’ll wear a very old pair to get there, and then – new shoes!!!! 🙂

  7. I like the elongated and tight cropping of the gerbera in the blue bottle.


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