6.13.2010

flowers, flowers and still more flowers

Recently I had the opportunity to assist with catering a floral shop grand opening. The owners were lovely and put together a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for me to bring home.

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Don't you just adore hydrangea? I sure do!

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These next few shots are roses from my yard. It's been a tough spring for roses around here with all of the rainfall. Hopefully things will dry out for a bit.

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I was working at the farmer's market yesterday and brought my camera along but when I went to take my first photo, I discovered that my memory stick was missing. Oops!

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Oh well, next time.

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What the Bee Is To the Floweret by Thomas Moore

What the bee is to the floweret,
When he looks for honey-dew,
Through the leaves that close embower it,
That, my love, I'll be to you.

She. --

What the bank, with verdure glowing,
Is to waves that wander near,
Whispering kisses, while they're going,
That I'll be to you, my dear.

She. --

But they say, the bee's a rover,
Who will fly, when sweets are gone,
And, when once the kiss is over,
Faithless brooks will wander on.

He. --

Nay, if flowers will lose their looks
If sunny banks will wear away,
'Tis but right that bees and brooks
Should sip and kiss them, while they may.

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I'm thinking of baking up some yummy brownies for a bbq we are heading to today. I want to make good use of some awesome cinnamon and vanilla samples I received in the mail the other day. Stay tuned!!



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37 comments:

doggybloggy said...

pretty flowers - my favorite flower poem is by william blake - its called the sick rose - I will let you find it even though I have it memorized and could type it out here in a jiffy!

Foodessa said...

Wouldn't I just love to have a gorgeous big bouquet created by these flowers.
Dreamy colors...dreamy aspirations coming from mother nature ;o)
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice BBQ.
Claudia

Chow and Chatter said...

wow beautiful flowers that must have been fun

Cathy said...

Love your flower photos, Kim. Next time be sure to bring your camera and all the right parts. It was a very enjoyable day.

Chef E said...

Flowers are eye candy for the people who take time to notice...

Fresh Local and Best said...

These are beautiful flowers! I adore each of them for their unique characteristics. I like the mums for the density of its spiny petals, the hydrangea for the cute button flowers, and the roses for their stunning elegance.

bellini valli said...

I think after all theseyears hydrangea are srill my favourite summer flower, with lavender a close second:D

tigerfish said...

I am hopeless when it comes to identifying flowers but they are always lovely :)

knit1kids4 said...

Those are beautiful!

Chef Aimee said...

Oh these flowers are absolutely lovely!

Mimi said...

Beautiful. Don't flowers just make you feel good?

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

So refreshingly beautiful. Love it!

Kat said...

Beautiful flowers. Roses are my favorite especially lavender. If you get a chance stop by my baking blog. I am having a great giveaway starting June 16th. Thanks so much.
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Blackberry Cottage said...

Lovely photos, lovely words - thanks for sharing them.

Susan

Jessica said...

Great photos! Just beautiful! I am trying to grow some Hydrangeas! I hope they grow ok! :-D

Jenn said...

beautiful lovely flowers. Lovely poem. Made my day. :)

sweetlife said...

beautiful pics, I always forget my memory stick too...

sweetlife

scrappysue said...

those roses are adorable!

MaryMoh said...

You must be having the time of your life....surrounded by beautiful flowers! Love all the photos.

ck said...

I can only imagine how amazing those roses smell. Beautiful photographs!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh they are soooo beautiful. I do love hydrangea. Reminds me of Cape Cod where we vacation every summer. I love flowers. Wish I knew more about them, and that I could garden without killing them all.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

The Blonde Duck said...

Flowers are gorgeous!

Kim said...

Your roses are beautiful despite all the rain you've received!

Randi Troxell said...

oh.. such beautiful flowers!!!

i don't have much a of a green thumb.. but i do think flowers are pretty!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What beautiful roses, impossibly perfect, aren't they?
Have a wonderful day.
*kisses* HH

love lives in the kitchen said...

i love your pictures! these flowers are sooo pretty!
have a sweet day,
justyna

Gloria said...

I love always flowers are beauty are lovely and wonderful for spririt! Love yours pictures are absolutely georgeous, we are in winter now and I miss my roses, is nice see others... xx gloria

Kristin said...

Those are so beautiful. I feel the need for fresh blooms now. I haven't bought any in a while!

Faith said...

You have such a beautiful garden! Hydrangeas are one of my favorites. :)

kallaydoscope.com said...

Just thought you should know that I nominated you for Best Food Blog for the Blogger's Choice Awards.

Here's the link... http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/95329

I hope you win!! :) Good luck!

Jeannie said...

Lovely,lovely flowers! Love them all! Beautiful photos Kim!:)

Angie's Recipes said...

Very beautiful flower pictures...

Joanne said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. I'm so happy you accompanied it with a poem :P

jacqueline said...

Flowers ~ they are my favorite!! These gorgeous flowers make me smile! I am looking forward to your yummy brownies recipe! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Stella said...

Hey Kim, that's so nice. I do catering, and I've never received a bouquet! I want!
By the way, I made a wrap the other day, b/c of your posts. I bought some whole grain tortillas-they were so good. Thanks...

The Blonde Duck said...

Ode to bacon up!

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