October 18, 2012

See You In September ... When the Summer's Through




When I found this lovely green pitcher on a recent treasure hunt, I just knew it would be the perfect vessel for flowers in the room we live in -- the kitchen, of course.

Then, a few days later, I chanced upon this bouquet at the local Kroger floral department.

Store-bought flowers are often an expense reserved only for a special occasion. And I have a personal issue with the season-less, engineered quality of many hothouse floral arrangements. I don't want to be a flower snob here, but seriously. No daffodils in July. No daisies for Christmas. No unnatural spray-on color carnations ... and definitely no spray-on glitter. Puh-leez!

That being said, I am a sucker for vivid floral harmony, so kudos to the supermarket for this bright bunch that hit the right note with me on that ordinary day in late September ... right flowers, right colors, right price. 

And with the perfect pitch of that gorgeous green vase ... I was right, wasn't I?

If I close my eyes, I can just imagine gathering them, one by one ... the stragglers of a late summer garden somewhere.

That's my story.

Enjoy the flowers.

Cue the music ...