Sunday Thoughts, March 3, 2019

“Even though you’ve cut them, tulips take up water in the vase and get bigger.  In a way, they continue to live.  The notion that in every phase of existence ~ even the very end ~ we can still find a way to grow is one I hold dear.” ~ Carolyne Roehm 

Avoid bending and drooping stems by cutting the tulips short, like these, so they can be arranged tightly enough to hold each other upright.

Good morning, dear friends.  Today, I am sharing the thoughts and floral design talent of Carolyne Roehm.  Her thoughts, in my opinion, are important for everyone to consider.  Shouldn’t we all ‘hold dear’ how marvelous it is to learn and grow through every phase of our existence?  COLOR WHEEL – Look to Mother Nature for a rainbow palette that's pleasing to the eye. Pink, red and orange tulips evoke a fiery sunset when mixed together. Click through to see the whole gallery and for more spring flowers.                                                                   Carolyne Roehm design.

Many of you may or may not be familiar with Carolyne Roehm.  Ms. Roehm worked for Oscar de la Renta for many years, is the author of several books (Flowers, being my favorite) and is an amazing gardener.  She gardens at her home in Connecticut ~ ‘Weatherstone.’  And, with the flowers from her lush gardens, she creates exquisite floral designs.Spring – a Time of Renewal and Learning | Carolyne Roehm                                                                               Carolyne Roehm design.

“I began photographing my flowers to keep them with me ~ to keep me company in winter until the crocuses appear, and the pleasure begins again.” ~ Carolyne Roehm

I hope you have enjoyed a pinch of spring beauty on this first Sunday of March.  As you go about the week, I also hope you will keep Ms. Roehm’s meaningful words and these images with you.  Perhaps, they will inspire you to reflect on something you have always been interested in and would enjoy learning.  Or, something you already enjoy but would like to know more about.   Because, as Henry Ford tells us ~ “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.”

Spring Tulips


Wishing you and yours a beautiful day. 


May your week ahead be filled with many moments of great joy!


“I’m still learning.”  ~ Michaelangelo


Au Revoir,





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12 Comments on "Sunday Thoughts, March 3, 2019"

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Those flowers arrangements are fabulous!Balm for the soul and feast for the eyes!Thanks for sharing,dear Sandra!

Pam Richardson

Good morning Sandra! Carolyne Roehm is a favorite of mine. I continue to pour over her books and florals! Beautiful images and thoughts for a cloudy an a Sunday!

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

What beautiful arrangements. Have a wonderful Sunday!


Aren’t her arrangements gorgeous? I especially love the one with orange and purple tulips. It dazzles.

Thanks for stopping by my place and your very nice words, which brought a big smile to my face!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Sandra, these pictures are gorgeous! We woke up to snow this morning, and these beautiful flowers have me dreaming of spring. Enjoy your week, sweet friend!


Stunning colors. Thank you for brightening our day