Friday, June 19, 2009

"E.........arth Laughs in Flowers"...

...at least according to Ralph Waldo Emerson! With the delightful bouquet to the right it's easy to see that joy. This arrangement is especially precious because it was the gift of a dear friend. For more than six years, she and I and eight other incredible women have been enjoying laughter, tears, good times and sad times as we join together twice a month for lively games of mah jongg. When the Red Hat Society appeared in our area, we enthusiastically participated in "Red Hat Fun" as well. We always remember each other's birthdays, and this year, the flowers were one of my gifts. Isn't the red and purple appropriate? Flower arranging is just one of many talents that flourish in this group of ladies that I number among my dearest friends. So I would like to add to Emerson's quote, "and blesses us with their glory".

10 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Such a beautiful bouquet and even more special when it comes from such dear friends!

Splendid Little Stars said...

beautiful flowers! What a lovely gift! And your addition to Emerson's words is so perfect.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Such a beautiful gift :)
And the colors are perfect!

Tulip's Talking said...

Counting your blessings out loud and proclaiming them before the world...

~Lily

P.S. Thank you so much for your very kind compliment on the forum.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Beautiful bouquet! Happy Birthday Patti!

uniquecommodities said...

gorgeous flowers! I know you enjoyed them!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That's a gorgeous and unique bouquet!

BeadedTail said...

I'm back to let you know I left an award for you on my blog today!
http://beadedtail.blogspot.com/2009/06/happy-sadieday_20.html

NICO Designs said...

Such pretty flowers and even better that they are part of such friends.

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Such sweet baskets. i particularly love the second one, because of its shape. I'd love to be entered in your give away.

Sarah