Flowers of Freedom

It has been so cold. It has been so icy. It has been so WHITE everywhere for the LONGEST time.  When I got up yesterday morning, I felt compelled to go get a little slice of spring and bring it home with me. I am having a few ladies over this evening (can't wait!) --seems we were all reading the same book, so why not discuss it over a glass of wine?? All the more reason to go to the flower market.

The book that we will be discussing, Martha Beck's Steering By Starlight, talks about thinking of the things you do during the course of your day, and rating them by how they make you feel, "shackles on" or "shackles OFF." Well, I don't think that it is any surprise that working with flowers is a complete SHACKLES OFF activity for me, that further leads to SHACKLES OFF feelings each time I walk past them in the house thereafter.

Doesn't it just make you want to stick your nose in it and breathe deeply?


I had so much fun assembling the arrangements, and putting them all through the house.  I tucked some in my little wall pocket vase next to my kitchen sink...

on the kitchen table...

and I was sure to put some beside my bed....a real way to pamper oneself!

And, of course, in the dining room where I will be hosting tonight's get-together.

Almost makes me not mind having to go out and shovel some more snow off the drive before everyone arrives... Almost.