“The earth laughs in flowers.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

This past week my husband went on a mini-adventure with his buddies.  This gave me a chance to invest a lot of time in cleaning and sorting the nooks and crannies of the house.  Not!  This gave me time for visits with friends.

The first visit on my schedule was lunch and trip to the granite shop with Mary.  She’s thinking of a kitchen upgrade and wanted to see some counter top options.  Lunch was at my place and the Lemon Dijon Fish with veggies on the side was the perfect lunch.  The recipe is on the July 23 post.  Mary brought a bouquet of flowers as a hostess gift.  They are beautiful.  Thank you, Mary.


The next day I scheduled tea with Bonnie.  I told her that the purpose of the visit was to allow her to ooh and aah over the new curtains in my office and the new door for my art studio.  There was also the tea and fruit and cheese and conversation.  And Bonnie brought flowers.

Each bouquet I received was lovely, but Bonnie brought an official Bonnie bouquet.  As Bonnie was coming up the walk to the house, carrying two snow white hydrangea from her yard, she stopped to consider the hostas that were blooming in my front yard.  “Don’t you think just a touch of purple would be nice,” she asked as I came out the front door toward her.

And so we selected some hosts blooms from my yard to go with the flowers from her yard and she presented me with the bouquet.

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Bonnie was right.  This also reminded me that in a friendship it’s not what you have but what you bring.  Flowers from each yard made for a special bouquet.  And I got my oohs and aahs.  I am so blessed to have such friends!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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