October 16, 2010

* Today

I live in the present moment.  (I try, most of the time I succeed these days).  I awoke at 6:30.  The stars were still visible.  Roosters crowed before the crack of dawn.  Habibi stayed curled up beside me preferring not to move and risk the cold.  I took my arms from the warmth of the down comforter and stretched.  I snuggled back under.  Too cold.  Not moving, I thought.  I looked over at the flowers I bought at the market yesterday.  Detail was not visible in the still dusky dawn.  The smell of tuber roses lingered in the air.  I took a deep breath through my nose, appreciating, enjoying, wondering.  Flowers make my heart sing.  Their presence cheers me.  It calms me.  It settles me. They change the energy in a room.  I'm not so near to a source of flowers as I was in Centro.  I used to have a bouquet every week.  I must see what I can do about that.  I miss them.


A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.   ~ Max Muller

6 comments:

  1. Donna, I have never seen such perfect calla lilies as you receive in your bouquets. They are just gorgeous.

    When we lived in Ventura, about a mile down the hill from us, was a farmer who grew the bird of paradise flowers for sale. As for tuber roses, I would love to grow them but don't think they'd survive in Idaho.

    Flowers do make the days brighter and lift our spirits.

    Wonderful photos.

    C

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  2. I had to go back and look at your beautiful flower photos again tonight. They are absolutely stunning!

    GRACES...we all should take the time to write them down. I was so moved by Sue's. Thanks for sharing with us.

    My daughter/granddaughter arrive Wednesday evening so I may be quiet for a bit.

    STAY WELL; HAPPY and CONTENT.

    Hugs,
    C

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  3. I love going to the flower part of the market. It boggles the mind - all the beauty there together. I just picked what I wanted this time - didn't ask the price .. it was a treat. $8.50. They are still as beautiful as the day I got them. How much joy can $8.50 bring you? After I picked the calla lilies and the birds of paradise and the tuber roses, the lady asked me if I would like them wrapped. She included eucalyptus. If I had not asked for them wrapped with greens they would have been less. I consider them a real treat. My usual limit at the market is $4.00 for which I get a beautiful mixed bouquet. So much fun at the market.

    Do have fun with your daughter and grandaughter. What greater gift can you have for visitors. Enjoy every moment. Hugs, Donna

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  4. Graces. Interesting subject. I joined a group named GIST. We try to write 5 graces per day. I'm not very good at getting there every day. It's a wonderful community of sensitive, intellegent, wonderful women who support each other. I do think writing it down helps me be aware of the little things in life which most people have forgotten about. They are still so important.

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  5. Oh my, what beauty, they must smell lovely.

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  6. The tuber roses are incredible. I was watching an old Mexican film the other night and I see the ladies used to dance with them in their hand. How lovely.

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