Sunday, May 9, 2021

Flowers, the scent and beauty

 Memorable Automobiles from The Past:


For today:

I took this picture years ago when we were out fishing in Lake Eustis.

Flowers have for all my life paid a big part of our world. In our home my mother tried to raise a few flowers no matter where we lived. Sherry’s mama always tried to raise petunias around their house.

A girl must wear a corsage of flowers to special dances.

I mentioned before this, the rose and its color stood out all my early life as a sign of mothers. Red said your mama was a live and white said she was deceased. ‘Even men and boys wore a flower on mother’s day.’

I have always known florists stocked and used flowers, but I had no idea where they got them. It wasn’t until we moved to Rutherfordton, NC and lived beside Mr. Nelon That I learned people grew fields of flowers to sell to florists like other farmers grew and sold veggies.

Flowers are a BIG part of our weddings, the beauty and smell of flowers can lift spirits and give a promise of happiness.

And then at the end, people send flowers at the death of friends and loved ones to show they have sweet memories of the past and hope for the remaining families.  The pall bearers all wear a coronation and at the end lay them on the casket to be buried with the deceased.

HOWEVER I think the growing of flowers give pleasure to those who till, plant and care for flowers inside and outside the home. I think that task of love has as much calming and healing medicinal effect on the grower as some medicines.

If you take any flower and study it closely you begin to realize no man could have designed this, only our God.


 The Lily is associated with life:


 while the coronation is more associated with death. The pink coronation focusing on love of the deceased while the white is loss of an innocent loving person. Do you associate any flower with a life event?

The Tulip is my favorite flower and I have no idea why:


This is a well known philosophical statement, full of great advice to we who walk this life.......

Take time to enjoy and smell the roses.


Nite Shipslog


Susan Kane said...

Your flowers and others are so amazing. God is The Artist.

I enjoyed this post dearly.

Chatty Crone said...

Love your florist! God. Happy Mother's Day to Sherry!

yaya said...

Happy Mother's Day to your beautiful bride and Mom to her boys. I hope it was a nice day. I love flowers and plant many at this time of year. I like filling vases of my own homegrown varieties!

betty said...

Happy Mother's Day to Sherry! Flowers are so beautiful!! Tulips are great ones to like Jack! I'm partial to carnations. Going to the store yesterday and today, pretty much everyone had flowers in their carts for their moms I'm thinking!


Victor S E Moubarak said...

What a lovely post today. Thank you Jack.

God bless.

Mevely317 said...

Hmmm ..... I never gave any thought to where flowers were harvested. Interesting!

Guess I'm weird, on account I'm not that fond of them. I'd never tell my son, but I'd rather have a single rose in a vase than the most expensive array in the FTD catalogue. I did buy my first pot of tulips this year which made me really happy -- until I learned they've such a short life span.

I guess all life's like that. Rather than examinate probable expiration dates, we should delight in the Right Now.

Dar said...

Oh for the love of the Yellow Rose, sweetening the air with it's scent of raspberries. Mom had spurred my interest in growing flowers. We both always have blue Bachelor Buttons and pink Cosmos in our gardens. Even the blossoms of sweet sugar snap peas and squash make life exciting. God is certainly the master at keeping our lives smiling. I loved this tribute to mother's everywhere. Thanks Jack and Sherry !
loven'hugs from up north where my daffodils, tulips, Dutchmen's Breeches and grape hyacinths are in full bloom in our cool air.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Having time to stop and smell the roses is the best part of my retired life. I love roses too and even though I planted a rose bush last year, it didn't survive. Maybe this year I'll try again. I got some flowers for Mother's Day, I hope you gave Sherry somme too. We're hoping it finnally warms up here so some planting can done!

Glenda said...

Perhaps my favorite post of all time!!! Mama always had those wonderful purple iris with yellow throats, we planted annuals and a LOT of vegetables. One year I planted strawberries, today in the mail came seeds for dogwood trees, from Southern California so Missouri's state flowering tree is adapted for warm climes. Cannot wait to germinate and plant!!! Warm hugs from Chobee, Glenda