Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday flowers

For me, freesia are the clearest sign of spring. They pop unbidden out of the ground in my parents' yard, a ghostly remnant of the previous owner, a tiny old woman who adored her enormous garden and her tuberous plants. They always seem to arrive just in time for Easter, yellows and purples and whites. We tuck dyed eggs around their bases, inhale the sweet scent. They are fleeting.

flowers, wine
{flowers, wine}

The days are getting longer - have you noticed? The other day I left work, walked to the grocery store for food and flowers, came home and found our apartment filled with light. I poured myself a glass of wine and snipped away.

evening arranging
{evening arranging}

Freesia are simple to arrange, because it's best if you leave them to their own devices. I find they always want to list to one side, so I let them.

freesia
{freesia}

Evening light, I've missed you.

16 comments:

  1. I love it. The light is perfect for taking photos! I feel like my blog has really spruced up now that I get some yummy evening light instead of that cool blue morning light.

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  2. volunteer flowers are the loveliest, and your freesia are divine.

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  3. I love freesia. We cut stems for bud vases at our wedding and their scent will always be romantic.

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  4. Can I just say, I love your Friday flowers? Every week I see them and think "I need to go buy some flowers." I think today's the day I will!

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  5. oh evening light, longer day- makes my heart ache in a good way...

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  6. Your freesias are lovely Rachel. Happy Easter!

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  7. i am so happy about evening light being back too. i welcome it with open arms!

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  8. freesias are so gorgeous & their smell is full of prettiness! Have a happy easter. dayle

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  9. oh that evening light. it's so golden here. i will have to be on the lookout for freesia

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  10. hands down my favorite flower- they were tucked into my wedding bouquet for the smell alone!

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  11. I always think of you when I buy freesia!!

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  12. Freesia is the best. I used to work as a florist and it's been one of my favorites ever since. It smells absolutely delightful. They may be dainty but they can scent an entire room with one stem alone.

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