Some Flowers For You

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting a lot here lately.

This is partly because, like everyone else, I’m struggling with the enormity of what’s going on in the world.

Also, I’m finally, finally making a little progress with my book about crows, and I need to keep my head involved in that as much as I possibly can.

These two things are still standing in my way— but I thought I could at least send you a few flowers.

I traditionally post images of some of the early blooming hellebores in my garden on social media around this time of year  — offering a little hope of spring around the corner. They are always displayed in a little green vintage bowl I picked up at a thrift shop many years ago.

Today, however, I suddenly felt that this bowl was no longer big enough for all the good wishes I needed to send, so I took myself off to my local thrift store especially to find a bigger vessel.

I found a big, beautiful, shallow glass bowl that was just perfect.

So here, just for you  …

As I was photographing the bowl from different angles, the flowers kind of reminded me of a party … remember those?

Everyone all dressed up …

All the different types of people you might meet in a big gathering of strangers …

How you might hesitate and try to decide who looks most approachable in the crowd …

Colour, joy, friends, love, festivity … wishing us all more of these.

And, above all, peace.





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18 thoughts on “Some Flowers For You

  1. Thank you June. Just what I needed. These arrived on my birthday, a day I decided to take a break from the news. Talked with the crows, marvelled at the wild variety of birds in the back yard, went to dance class, coffee with friends, a walk on the beach. Keenly aware of all my blessings and gifts.

  2. That made my day! We have had cold & snow for over a week now – no hint of buds! Thanks so much for sharing those lovely photos.

  3. I love both of your bowls and ALL of your lovely party guests! Thank you for sharing. So good to hear you’re pounding on that book👏🏻

  4. I’m always fond of your spring Helebores, which are gorgeous. You’ve captured some lovely photos in the new vessel and I love your analogy of parties — I’m with you.

  5. Coincidentally, I was in a thrift store today looking for a shallow bowl/vase in order to create a hellebore display – inspired by you! The store was crowded, especially, it seemed, around the vase and bowl area. Rather than fighting my way through, i left empty-handed. For the time being, I will continue to be comforted and delighted by your photos and thoughtful words. Thank you.

  6. Thank you June. Much needed. I am a recent convert to hellebores. The looming danger of another plant obsession. Loved your perspective and party references. xx

  7. Thank you so much for these lovely pictures. They make me think that spring will be coming in our part of the country soon.

  8. June I always look forward to your Uplifting blogs. You always look on the bright side and bring us the true meaning of life and things !
    You take care.

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