Wednesday, August 24, 2011

paint the roses red

no, this post doesn't involve painting, or roses, or painting of roses, but that is one of my all-time favourite parts from the movie 'alice in wonderland'
flowers are such a simple way to bring beauty into your life.
i love picking flowers and arranging artful displays to look at, and enjoy for days.

when i was back home a couple weeks ago, i was able to spend part of an afternoon flower-picking at a local garden/fruit stand.
i have a few friends from art school that i still keep in touch with, and whenever possible we try to go on mini-adventures.
sort of 'tourist in your own town' type things:
beekeeping, farmer's market, visiting local farms, etc.

we originally planned to go to an orchard and pick fruit, but that didn't work out, and so we ended up visiting the farmer's market. then, as we were driving, we came across this produce stand surrounded by fields, that i have noticed for years, but had not yet visited. we saw a sign for flower picking, and quickly pulled a u-turn, and drove right into the gravel parking lot.

the cost was $5 for 15 stems (better than the supermarket bouquets!) and there were so many varieties to choose from!
it was so fun to be out in the sun, picking flowers with a friend, while listening to the quiet buzzing of the bees.

1 comment:

  1. OOO! Where is this? I have those pink dahlia's on my front porch still from the wedding!