June 16, 2008

Sweet blooms

This tiny bouquet is the first from our desert acreage.

In ten days, we will have owned this property for a year. I have gone almost an entire year without flowers.

Mostly blooming weeds with some lavender, these blooms brought me a great deal of joy.

27 comments:

LaPellaPottery said...

A year without flowers? I might perish!

M.Kate said...

ohh...finally, some blooms :D Is it common not to have blooms there, is it the weather? Too hot or dry? Sure looks pretty, nothing like having some flowers in the house...but how come there's no flowers growing for almost a year?
I am sure you are looking forward to plenty of blooms :D

Victoria said...

Your bouquet is beautiful, and very precious indeed!
Love the combo of purple and yellow in the white pitcher!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Weeds are pretty too, even those dandelions are bright and colorful :)

So pretty on your kitchen counter! Enjoy them and happy anniversary :)

Oh and by next year you are going to have a whole room full of prettiness with your newly planted landscape :)

Hey Harriet said...

Pretty flowers...oh wait...are they cookies I see next to them? I can smell them! The cookies that is. What flavour cookies? Are they choc chips in those cookies? I like cookies :D

willow said...

Violet and yellow looks so pretty together. Love your white ironstone, too.

littlebyRD said...

Very pretty! I love love love your white vases.

High Desert Diva said...

Peanut butter with carob chip.

I am, sadly, allergic to chocolate

High Desert Diva said...

M. Kate -

We have 3 species of plants that grow on our acreage year round (not
including the juniper trees) they are:

sage brush
rabbitbrush
and bitterbrush

and, of course, weeds (like tumbleweed)

The High Desert of Central Oregon is hot and dry during the summer
(100 degrees) and cold during the winter. Last year we had a week of
-5 degree weather....brrrrrrr)

Which all means that not much grows
here (or I should say, what does grow here needs to be very hardy
which leaves out all the pretty flowers)

That Girl Designs said...

these are lovely flowers, and even more special because they come from your land. i'm sure there is more beauty on its way.

Cicada Studio said...

They are lovely- can't wait to see what you reap next year!

picciolo said...

They are gorgeous colours and look lovely in the white jug. Hopefully the first of many bunches for you
: )

Sarah McBride said...

That is just beautiful. Thank goodness for flowers!

I love the new blog look too!! Your new banner looks great.

Elizabeth said...

So elegant and lovely.
I long to have a garden again. Instead I go to the green market.
This week it was peonies.
I agree, I couldn't live without flowers.

Mrs.French said...

sweet purples and yellows! One of my favorite color combinations!

Sandra Ree said...

They're just beautiful! Love the whiteware. :)

bee said...

awww I'm glad you got yourself some pretties.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a lovely bouquet..very pretty color combo..

T said...

I don't think I've seen weeds so lovely as these!!

Rescued For You said...

Awwwww...those colors are marvelous! I love all flowers and bet you are thrilled to have some bloomin finally! My mother has a lil flower garden here that she built herself at age 70! I love the wild ones bloomin!

Cindy said...

Those are very pretty. It is hard not seeing flowers.

M.Kate said...

...an award for you :)

nuvonova said...

Beautiful bouquet! .. your kitchen looks very nice too, I bet you have the most beautiful house.

Fog and Thistle said...

There's something so lovely and symbolic about those flowers...you created them out of nothing. Enjoy them@

Nicole R.J. said...

I always think of a weed as something you don't *want* growing? How could you not want those pretty flowers growing? Definitely not weeds! And a lovely wildflower bouquet to boot!

robin-bird said...

that bouquet is so perfectly high desert!1 year so far from your home is a milestone that is so well celebrated by gathering the local beauty for the kitchen counter of your new home. i'm sure it has been a year of enormous change and new experiences! i hope you like it here in oregon :)
xo

XUE said...

that's the prettiest bunch of weeds I've seen! i love the occasional times when you give us glimpses of your beautiful home!