The Need For Flowers

Cannas blooming in the summer

Cannas blooming in the summer

Waking up the last few mornings to -18C, and -21C , as a Canadian I wondered how we get through winters like this? I sat in the den with my coffee, and looked at the orchids blooming on the side table near me and smiled.

My favourite roses

My favourite roses

I walked back down the hall to refill my coffee and stopped to smell the gorgeous yellow roses that had really popped open overnight on the dining room table! They were the most beautiful shade of deep lemon meringue pie filling yellow. They were SO fragrant!

Flowers at the holidays

Flowers at the holidays

I stopped and marvelled that in the middle of this deep freeze, I was blessed to have gorgeous flowers around me.

Inspired by flowers

Inspired by flowers

It also made me stop and think about how flowers have always been an important element in my emotions, and how they inspire me, and help me cope.

A simple "posey"

A simple “posey”

Floral jewellery for me is one of my most favourite things to create, just as arranging fresh flowers gives me SO much joy. Is it watching a living thing change and grow that is magical? Even though we know their time is brief?

A favourite spot nearby

A favourite spot nearby

Every year the seasonal changes in flowers give me a complete thrill as well — from the first blue of scillas up the street that fill the hill sides, to the last yellow daisies that try to bloom in late October by the shelter of our building.

Each flower and bud gives us a gift to enjoy just briefly, making them even more special. I feel a flower basket brooch is in the works for the day today, maybe based on my yellow roses?