this week in flowers

THIS WEEK IN FLOWERS

 
seasonal flowers in an east fork pottery egg vase by samantha spigos
seasonal flowers in an east fork pottery egg vase by samantha spigos

“You may not be rich;

you may be unable to bequeath any great possessions to your children;

but one thing you can give them is the heritage of your blessing.

And it is better to be blessed than to be rich.”

— Saint Ambrose


+ More wisdom from the saints to be found in this favorite guidebook.
+ “I must have flowers, always, and always.”
+ Swiss Blue.

This Week in Flowers is a series where I combine my love of arranging fresh flowers with my love of books. It is a simple way to share with you what's in season around me, and what words I'm finding particularly inspiring. What books do you love that I ought to know about? 

last time in This Week In Flowers: Guess How Much I Love You


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THIS WEEK IN FLOWERS

 
farm fresh tulips and anemones in a vase by samantha spigos
farm fresh tulips in a vase by samantha spigos

“I love you right up to the moon,” he said, and closed his eyes.

“Oh, that’s far,” said Big Nutbrown Hare.

“That is very, very far.”

farm fresh tulips and daffodils in a vase by samantha spigos
farm fresh daffodils and tulips by samantha spigos
farm fresh anemones in a vase by samantha spigos
farm fresh anemones purple and pink flowers in a vase by samantha spigos

“Then he looked beyond the thorn bushes, out into the big dark night. Nothing could be farther than the sky. “I love you right up to the moon,” he said, and closed his eyes. “Oh, that’s far,” said Big Nutbrown Hare. “That is very, very far.” Big Nutbrown Hare settled Little Nutbrown Hare into his bed of leaves. He leaned over and kissed him good night.”

from Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney + illustrated by Anita Jeram


+ A series of photos to set your heart and mind abuzz with Spring.
+ Another classic parent / child bunny book.
+ For the littlest among you, little flower nesting blocks.
+ Flowers for a wall rather than a vase.

This Week in Flowers is a series where I combine my love of arranging fresh flowers with my love of books. It is a simple way to share with you what's in season around me, and what words I'm finding particularly inspiring. What books do you love that I ought to know about? 

last time in This Week In Flowers: The Bluebird Effect


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THIS WEEK IN FLOWERS

 
cotton pods flower vase windowsill image by samantha spigos
dried cotton pods image by samantha spigos

“On this late January afternoon,

the sky is oyster gray, and not a breath of air stirs the bare branches.

I climb partway up a steep hill and sit

to catch my breath and retie my shoes.”

the bluebird effect by julie zickafoose image by samantha spigos

Extinction, to me, is powerlessness, inexorability, rage, and despair. Extinction is the buzzing saw that drowns out even the double rap of a powerful woodpecker. Suddenly, I have to get some air, and I turn out the lights, put on my boots and coat, and walk deep into our woods. On this late January afternoon, the sky is oyster gray, and not a breath of air stirs the bare branches. I climb partway up a steep hill and sit to catch my breath and retie my shoes.”


Julie Zickefoose, The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds


+ Creating a bird-friendly yard.
+ The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 15-18, 2019! Any and all can participate.
+ Cheerup, cheerily, cheerily, and other bird mnemonics.
+ Julie Zickefoose’s (a fellow Ohioan) upcoming talks.

last time in This Week In Flowers: Mother Teresa


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THIS WEEK IN FLOWERS

 
this week in flowers

" If you want to bring happiness to the whole world,

go home and love your family. "

— Saint Teresa of Calcutta


And it begins with children.
+
A book for little people with big dreams.  (Have not read yet, but hope to soon.)

This Week in Flowers is a series where I combine my love of arranging fresh flowers with my love of books. It is a simple way to share with you what's in season around me, and what words I'm finding particularly inspiring. What books do you love that I ought to know about? 

last time 
in This Week In Flowers: Last Stop On Market Street


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