“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” ~ Jim Carrey
Good Sunday morning, dear friends. I just came in from the garden, where I was enjoying the chatter of the goldfinches. Of course, that makes me happy, so I thought I would try to start your day in a pleasant way by sharing happy blooms. Every human needs to smile and to begin their day in a cheerful way, in my opinion.
“To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music; it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy than to attempt to fully understand.” ~ Henry T. Tuckerman
Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity. They are known for being happy flowers, making them a lovely gift, should you know someone who would love a big smile. To me, I don’t think there is a bloom that radiates happiness more than a sunflower. Unless, of course, it may be a peony. Sunflowers seem to smile, and I have always been a little partial to the red variety. One of my favorite reds is named Chianti. They are simply delightful and can almost put one under a spell with their charm.
Avoir la main verte! (To have a green thumb)
I don’t believe there are green thumbs or black thumbs. I just believe gardening is all about the love and enjoyment of planting something gorgeous and watching it grow and bloom. One of my many loves in the plant world is dahlias. They are available in a wide range of colors and forms. It is easy to find one or several that are a perfect size for the vase or arrangement.
“Gardening is an act of love of the most pure form. … It is an act that teaches us to love life in all the different forms it takes. Those who are gardeners at heart possess lots of great virtues. They are a unique blend of patience, vision, creativity, wisdom, and kindness. And their never-ending propensity to love is surely among those qualities.” ~ Unknown
Dear friends, thanks so much for your visit and I hope it has been enjoyable for you.
Perhaps, you have found a happy bloom or two to carry with you through the week ~ something that will keep you smiling.
Know, I wish you and yours a beautiful day.
Stay well and be good to you!
“A flower is a smile from heaven.” ~ Unknown
Images: via tumblr
Notes: The little orange flowers are coreopsis and the next photo is of petunias and lantanas.