Today's Flowers: Store-bought Springtime

Shopping today, I came across a case full of refrigerated factory flowers, and they were gorgeous. Saturday must be delivery day, because the flowers were fresh and bright.


The sight of these flowers got me thinking this world is pretty alright if people are still willing to spend money to have flowers in their home or to give them away just because they are beautiful.  ("Why by flowers?" is up there with the "Why read literature?" question.  The short answer is that we would die without these things just because we want them and at a deep, fundamental level we need them to thrive.  We want beauty; nobody wants only to work and pay taxes and pass the salt.  Things of beauty--natural or created--don't exist to serve some other purpose; they are their purpose, and ours is to embrace that.)

These store-bought beauties sure do hang in there, too.  This is last week's rose doing fine, thank you very much.



Comments

  1. fresh flowers brighten any day. My Christmas cactus are just now blooming.

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  2. Oh, yes! Flowers do indeed brighten any day! I have a shot of my Christmas cactus today!! Hope your weekend is going well!! Enjoy!

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  3. All the best things in life are free aren't they :)

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  4. Anonymous4:23 AM

    super ce volupté du dernier cliché

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  5. I would not mind buying fresh flowers for the house ;-)

    And your rose is holding on. Mine made a great potpourri ;-)

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  6. Loving the flowers
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. Lovely tulips! They aren't available here!

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  8. oh, that rose shot is heavenly! love it!

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  9. Beautiful!! Yep, it seems buying flowers is one of those universals, like literature, or art museums. You either get it or you don't.

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  10. Thanks for your comments, Sandy.
    These are beautiful flower images, amazing the second one.

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  11. One of my favorite quotes is by Hans Christian Andersen : "Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

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  12. Beautiful and romantic flowers. Beautiful images full of delicacy and sweetness.

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  13. Beautiful tulips Sandy. I love to buy flowers and have some that are in their second week and still going strong.

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