Monday, August 24, 2009

Wildflower Bouquet


This past weekend we pulled our camper up to our favorite camping spot, about 20 minutes upriver from our house. I am recovering from a frozen shoulder, so I spent the afternoons and evenings at camp, and then cheated by driving home to sleep in my own bed, which is far more comfortable, at this stage, than the camper. It felt so good to get out and enjoy a little bit of Summer, as Fall will shortly be nipping at our heels. When I arrived at camp, these flowers from Dear Husband were there to greet me. Hey, so who needs a dozen roses and FTD?




These are a special gift from my man....and they are beautiful to me.

(Shown here in front of a huge mossy rock at our campsite, which actually had ferns and a tiny fir tree growing out of it!)






Included in the bouquet: Indian Paintbrush, Bluebells, Wild Aster, Queen Anne's Lace, Verbascum, Goldenrod, and one Cat-tail......all in a lovely plastic water bottle vase. :-)



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"Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great,
if it is given with affection.”

Pindar ~ Greek Lyric Poet





15 comments:

Petunia's Gardener said...

Now that's my kind of camping! Beautiful bouquet, sweetly picked, too.

Susie said...

Hey Connie that's a lovely bouquet. But it was really sweet that he took the time to pick them.

Grace Peterson said...

Connie~~ If all husbands were as sweet as yours FTD would be out of business. I love your bouquet.

Chris said...

:)

Miranda Bell said...

What a lovely surprise those flowers must have been - and quite beautiful too... do hope your shoulder improves v. soon and keep enjoying your mini holiday!

Jamie and Randy said...

Ahhhh ! Chivalry is alive and well! It’s a good man that will hand pick flowers for his wife. :-)--Randy

Cat said...

The outward show of affection Steve has for you is tender and sweet. Hey! When he retires maybe he can get some extra cash working as a florist!

Kim and Victoria said...

How sweet and thoughtful!
Gee, Connie, you need to get past the physical pain you've had this year! Get well soon!

sweet bay said...

What a lovely bouquet! I hope your shoulder feels better soon. It sounds like you're getting the best of both world, camping out and sleeping in your own bed. :)

Becca's Dirt said...

You have a super guy there to surprise you with the bouquet. How sweet that he picked them for you. Love your blog and I am now following you.

Beth said...

What a thoughtful gift from your hubby. I don't blame you from wanting to sleep in your own bed. That's my hangup with camping too!

Kathleen said...

My kind of camping too Connie and your hubby seems so thoughtful. I think the arrangement is just beautiful too. It's definitely more meaningful than something picked on line since he put it together & picked it himself.

Jackie said...

I love your blog...:))
Smiles,
Jackie

O.I.M said...

lovely...right down to the "vase." what a great hubby.
irena

Roses and Lilacs said...

Connie, I'd much rather have that bouquet than roses. So much more interesting. The cattail adds a touch of whimsy. The plastic bottle could use some improvement but it gets the job done;)
Marnie