Floral Favourites

Another delightful non-fiction prompt from The Haunted Wordsmith. I know it is late, but I could not resist it. Teresa asked us:

What is your favourite flower and why?

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Picking favourites is never easy. But I do have a shortlist of favourite flowers.

bluebellI think top of the list (you could argue they are my favourite flower really) is the delightful bluebell. I wrote a post about the first time I saw bluebell woods.

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I was enchanted by them. It is such a special time of year to me to see those blue carpets return. And even one single bluebell is so very pretty. Delightful!

I am a shameless fan of movies with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan…mainly because they are safe and normally cheery.  I never tire of watching them on screen.  One of my favourites is “You’ve Got Mail”.  Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) has a favourite flower – daisies. She says she thinks daisies are the friendliest flower.  I quite agree, I think they are the friendliest flower beyond doubt!

Growing up, I used to have a massive thing for sunflowers – except that they can become such giant monstrosities can’t they! But I loved having sunflower decorations all over my bedroom.

wild flower bouquetThe most romantic and poetic choice for a bouquet has to be wildflowers.  I think they are so beautiful and I find they grab my attention far more than roses. It’s that wild, natural, unpretentious quality they have. They make me want to be running though an overgrown meadow, preferably hand in hand with Goldfinch, looking for somewhere where we can sink into the long grasses and flowers and make love unseen by ramblers.

20180610_143032-1.jpgI do like roses. Who does not like roses? I especially like them when they are growing in a rose garden. I love the intoxicating perfumes they emit. I am very much drawn to yellow roses. All roses are beautiful. But yellow roses hold more of a charm for me.

But in all honesty…flowers are a bit like puddings to me. I might have a few favourites – but in truth I love all of them! Thank you for flowers! They really sweeten life and I can’t imagine a world without them!!

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Ambition And Love Wearing Boxing Gloves And Singing Hearts And Flowers

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme MOM/MOTHER/FLOWERS.

I have chosen a song that I have had stuck in my head all week!!! It was played on the radio at work. I had not heard it for ages. Now I have driven myself nuts singing it over and over!. But you know, I think it’s quite a good track really.

I am not sure what exactly it is about…but you know, I still quite like some of the lyrics even if I don’t have a clear idea of a story in them. There are a lot of songs out there with lyrics that don’t make complete sense. In all fairness, this song is a mighty fine bit of pop music. And I don’t know a lot about the band Aztec Camera, but from what I can tell, Roddy Frame was the main man behind the band. Don’t quote me on that!

It is not particularly floral…but it mentions flowers twice – which makes it my choice for Jim’s theme this week.

Summer in the city where the air is still
A baby being born to the overkill
Well who cares what people say
We walk down love’s motorway

Ambition and love wearing boxing gloves
And singing hearts and flowers

But somewhere in my heart
There is a star that shines for you
Silver splits the blue
Love will see it through
And somewhere in my heart
There is the will to set you free
All you’ve got to be
Is true

A star above the city in the northern chill
A baby being born to the overkill
No say, no place to go
A TV, a radio

Ambition and love wearing boxing gloves
And singing hearts and flowers

But somewhere in my heart
There is a star that shines for you
Silver splits the blue
Love will see it through
And somewhere in my heart
There is the will to set you free
All you’ve got to be
Is true

Who could heal
What’s never been as one
And our hearts have been torn
Since the day we were born
Just like anyone

From Westwood to Hollywood
The one thing that’s understood
Is that you can’t buy time
But you can sell your soul
And the closest thing to heaven is to rock and roll

But somewhere in my heart
There is a star that shines for you
Silver splits the blue
Love will see it through
And somewhere in my heart
There is the will to set you free
All you’ve got to be
Is true

Somewhere in my heart
There is a star that shines for you
Silver splits the blue
Love will see it through
And somewhere in my heart
There is the will to set you free
All you’ve got to be
Is true

Writer: Roddy Frame

 

A Letter For Me! Blush!

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Technology has it’s uses I suppose.

However, there is nothing quite like an envelope with your postal address handwritten and a post-marked stamp to flutter the heart.  Tearing it open and reading sweet words of affection is sheer deeeeeelight!  Aye aye aye!!!

It’s just not the same with an e-mail or text message.  A hand written letter is the most touching gesture a man can offer I have to say…especially when he also thinks to pick flowers that match a neglected chair and the rug in your little abode.

All my personal trinkets and decorations are coloured blue and teal, so I don’t have anything that would not clash with some corners of my little pad that reveal my landlady’s more eclectic tastes.  But hey…this comfortable, compact and above all cute little nest is perfect for all my needs right now!

If I could pick any gift…it would be a handwritten letter, or even better a journal, showing me my loved one has been thinking of me and missing me.

Smiling from ear to ear right now!!!!

 

 

FOWC with Fandango — Compact

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Forgive And Forget With Flowers

Do you remember how I expressed being pretty fed up the other night after someone decided to push my loveliness to the limit?

I tried to calm, but I decided to send a little message to say I felt a bit hurt and explained why.  I was very careful with my words.  I was very lovely in the way I expressed why I was upset.  I went to sleep and hoped the hurt would lessen during several hours of unconsciousness.

Anyway…this is the result!  A very beautiful bunch of yellow roses…which I sincerely appreciate.

A very wise use of flower power!

How To Use Flower Power

Have you felt it?  Especially when they are unexpected, the gift of a bouquet of flowers can resolve little misunderstandings, warm hearts that are frozen by pain, and elicit an array of unexpected emotions.  I have to admit I have more than once been beguiled by flower power when it caught me off my guard.

I have compiled a few friendly examples of flower power in use, which if you care to read you will find listed below:

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I will first of all confess, that after reading “Villette” by Charlotte Bronte I went through a phase of claiming I would not want to receive flowers as a gift, all because I loved it when Lucy Snowe said: “I like to see flowers growing, but when they are gathered, they cease to please. I look on them as things rootless and perishable; their likeness to life makes me sad. I never offer flowers to those I love; I never wish to receive them from hands dear to me.”

Then I realized I was being obnoxiously profound and I should be heartily grateful for any flowers that came my way!  I mean…if someone chooses to send you a bouquet of flowers it surely is because they like you a lot!  It is a very lovely thing to do…why would I want to be ungrateful and spoilt by trying to be overly philosophical about something that is is simply a gesture of affection.

I have now come to a stage in life when I am not going to be picky about who they come from or even the reason they were given.  I will worry about that later.  I will just celebrate the moment and let the fragrance of the flowers intoxicate me!

I am a shameless fan of movies with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan…mainly because they are safe and normally cheery.  I never tire of watching them on screen.  One of my favourites is “You’ve Got Mail”.  Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) is so annoyed when Joe Fox, (Tom Hanks) after turning up on her doorstep when she is ill with a stinking cold, brings along with him a bunch of her favourite flowers after putting her beloved book store out of business.

Joe knows how to use flower power to try to fix a huge rift between and the woman he is realizing he is in love with. Kathleen has no idea that it is Joe she has been corresponding with for months, so he knows well her favourite flower after she told him she thinks daisies are the friendliest flower.  I quite agree, I think they are the friendliest flower beyond doubt!

Growing up, I used to have a massive thing for sunflowers – except that they can become such giant monstrosities can’t they!

wild flower bouquetThe most romantic and poetic choice for a bouquet has to be wildflowers.  I have been given roses…and yes they are beautiful, only they are a tiny bit intimidating…unless they are yellow.  But big red lush roses – that sends out a message that could make you feel very uncomfortable if they come from the wrong man.  But still…I would enjoy them.  It happened a while back…a male acquaintance who was suggestive in a rather crude way…thought a big bunch of red roses was the way to apologise.  Just made me want to make the message even clearer…”NO!”

In other circumstances flowers are a wonderful way to convey an apology.  Although don’t get cocky about flower power, there are some sins that a bunch of flowers are never going to atone for!!

A wonderful way to tell someone you are worried about that you care.  Goodness I have given them to some of my female friends who I was deeply anxious about.  One of my friends had chopped all of her hair off and was refusing to eat, refusing to speak to her house-mates or go to work (because her boyfriend had split up with her) I tried to ring her, text her, e-mail her as well as going round to her home and knocking on the door so hard I thought the neighbours were going to call the police.  All I had left was flower power.  I spent £50 on a huge bouquet and wrote a message in a card and left it on her doorstep.  I am glad to say…she responded, and step by step she let her heart heal. She is so much better and happier today.

On occasions flower power has touched my own heart and made me much more disposed to a bloke I had thought of as a bit awkward and odd.  I admit I have fallen prey to flower power.  Because it is a very lovely thing for someone to send flowers to you.

The message here…use flower power wisely…unless you are absolutely sure that they are not going to cause alarm, avoid the big flashy red roses.  If you know her favourite flower, choose them, unless you have just put her out of business! If in any doubt, send friendly flowers – daisies…or if you do want to be romantic, wildflowers.

 

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FOWC with Fandango — Below