July 28, 2012

A Bit of Fragrance


A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you flowers...



A small gesture presented in the tiniest of packages.   A cherished bouquet gifted to me by my girl.  Whether two or twenty years old, it doesn't matter.  What mother can resist the delight of a child as she proudly surrenders her carefully selected posies chosen just for you?   Sweet moments. Simple joys.

22 comments:

  1. A lovely photo and sweet thoughts. Nice way to start my day.

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  2. Lovely thoughts. And there are times when I just brush my hands over Rosemary for the scent or break a citrus leaf and carry it with me.....smell triggers something in the back of our minds.....and if it's pleasant, it's a very comforting thing.

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    1. You're so right! Thanks for the reminder to grab a citrus leaf. While watering this morning I plucked the leaf off the kaffir lime tree. It's scent is so delicious. I believe I'll make some Thai food this week :)

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  3. A lovely little short stemmed bunch of love. Love comes in many shapes.

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  4. The sweet smell of such nice memories makes me smile! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Such a sweet post. I guess it just goes to show you are never to old to pick flowers:)

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  6. Cat the photo in combination with the sentiment offered made my morning. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet posy!

    If you are going to make Thai I hope you'll share the recipe/results. I currently have a small kaffir lime that is new to our gardens and I'd be tickled to have a recipe to get me successfully started using the leaves in dishes. Have a lovely Sunday.

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    1. Deb, I have a recipe for Tom Kha Gai from the Cook's Illustrated test kitchen that I've made for years. The recipe is the whole reason I started growing the kaffir tree! It's in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue (in case you take the magazine).

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  7. Very nice and memorable I'm sure.

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  8. Yes, flowers are the perfect gift--especially handpicked from someone we love. Sweet post!

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  9. The pungent smell of dandelions - my cherished bouquets from my kids. Great memories!

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  10. I remember gathering flowers whether dandelions or buttercups of daisies and bringing them to my mom...indeed a sweet lovely gesture of love!

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  11. My sisters and I used to bring my Mom a bouquets of lilacs picked from our yard. She always excepted them with surprise and happiness, and never once complained about us girls tearing up her shrubs, which looking back, I'm sure we did.

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  12. I, too, remember giving my mother a bouquet of sweet peas that had such a lovely fragrance!

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  13. A beautiful bouquet and I love that line of the fragrance clinging to the hand giving it away. very sweet.

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  14. How nice. The difference between two and twenty is that the two year old seems to always picks weeds - the twenty year old picks 'real' flowers! ;)

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  15. Cat-I am nominating you for the One Lovely Blog award! I follow your blog regularly and feel it is wonderful and LOVELY so Congratulations-I am passing the award along to you! The rules to accepting this wonderful award are on my site at http://landscapedesignbylee.blogspot.com. If you feel you cannot comply with the rules of the award please accept this nomination in the sincere spirit in which it is offered.
    Best, Lee

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    1. Aw, thank you, Lee. You are a happy spot in my day ;) I'll stop by your blog and take a look at the rules. Thanks so much for your regular reading. It's nice to know you're out there.

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  16. Perfect verse and sentiment... I cherish memories of my daughter's bouquets that were given to me. Now that they are older, I cherish the fact that they are starting to enjoy planting the flowers as much as they once did picking them :)

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"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
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