I'm really happy to know how much some of you are enjoying the flower quilt block posts and though I don't always have time to respond, know that I do read comments, enjoy the feedback, and appreciate that you stopped by. My dd "research assistant" is doing a marvelous job filling in the facts about each flower, and we all are learning so much in the process. She's working on the wild prairie rose of North Dakota now. But, today I have a "feast for your eyes" with real flowers.
As the Mister and I were sitting down to breakfast this morning, I looked out the window and spied these beauties outside the backdoor. With rain in our forecast for the week, I hopped up and gathered a few before the rain pelted them all down to the ground--or the deer got to them. The white tulips were completely closed when I cut them, but as soon as they entered the warm house, they burst open within minutes, nearly covering the rest of the arrangement. Just look how dramatic they are! Pow! Pow! Pow!
In contrast to the demure, delicately scented Grape hyacynth. They remind me of teensy-tiny foxgloves. These certainly brightened an otherwise gray Monday morning--hope it did yours too. I'm going to try and post some sort of flower every day this week. If you have a chance, join me back here to take some time to smell the roses.