I'm sure that those of you who regularly read my blog are surprised...surprised I say! ^_^...to come by and see me doing a post about flowers!! LOL...Okay...NOT! I'm always doing posts about flowers! :-) But this time it's a 'little' different.
I was scrolling by the daisy baby cardigan (in the header photo) on Etsy yesterday, and it reminded me...of flowers!...
This is the time of year that hubby would usually be out in the yard with his plant boxes...
...pondering deeply about where the different flowers would be going...*sigh*...But this year things are kinda different. Time and funds are low. And we have much more important things to be focusing on than flowers!...besides, we can't legitimately enjoy anything that we spend our shortened budget on that doesn't help the car fuel up, put a roof over our head, keep the lights on, and the 'hawk' (cold weather) away from our door! (I'm talking about electricity and heat, people!! ^_^)
But just because we can't afford to put as much money into the backyard flowers this year, doesn't mean that we can't remember flowers! I mean, hubby certainly took enough photos of them when he was tinkering and growing them in times past!! :-) Do you remember this little sunflower seed...
...the one that grew this deep purplish maroon sunflower year before last?!...
Oh, how hubby enjoyed those sunflowers!!...So much so that he tried to go back and find the same seed last year, so he could grow some more! :-)) But even though they were in the same store, in the same package, bought at the same time of year...he didn't get the same sunflowers last year! He got these!...
No, they weren't deep purplish maroon. But they grew H-U-G-E! :-) Much larger than the purple ones!!...Therefore, there was a new kind of flower love for these last year..He even replanted some of the seeds from these sunflowers after they dried...but no new sunflowers from them have shown up in the backyard yet! :-)
We did get these though! :-) ...
So today, I'm remembering flowers...because there aren't very many in the backyard to look at right now...except on the tree next to my window...
...and in my Wuglyees Etsy shop!...but that's a whole different kind of flower story! LOL
Anyway!...All of the flowers on the tree will be gone soon. They never hang around long...but just long enough for us to admire their short-lived beauty. They are so pretty! :-)
I told you all about the next door neighbor toddler girl...wibbly wobbly...who got her grandmother to take her back out there to pick the little flowers off of the edge of the woods...Well, some other flowers grew back, pretty, tall, and more beautifully colored than the ones she took!
They 'were' the only things growing on the ground level of the backyard...until day before yesterday...*sigh*...Yep! Wibbly wobbly struck again!!...this time she got her father to take her up there!...and he let her pick every single one of them!! Grrrr! We now know that the only voice of flower-reason in their household is the mother!! ^_^
I'm remembering flowers today, because between our low funds, this wild and crazy Massachusetts weather, and little 'wibbly wobbly girl toddler'...we don't have any flowers to actually look at!!!...But I do have hummingbirds! :-) I'll tell you about that next week!!...and it is still Sunday...and I have pancakes!! :-) If 'wibbly wobbly' comes anywhere near my stack of pancakes...you may hear the scream across the blog world!!! And it won't be me screaming...just saying!! LOL Have a good day, Everybody!
I'm remembering pretty daisies,
daffodils, with flitting bees.
I'm remembering roses,
tulips, pansies, flower trees.
I'm remembering flowers,
in every vase and field and nook.
Yes, remembering the flowers,
how they smell and feel and look.