Perfect start to a dreary, gray stormy Missouri morning.
I had never heard Sterling Silver until my brother began giving them to his wife. I couldnt' believe how pretty they were when I saw the vase.
Those flowers really do bring Spring into the heart don't they? Each such a lovely color and design. Beautiful photos of them!
I hope you have a nice April Fool's Day and that no one does any tricks to you. I want to think of a good one to pull on my family but I haven't come up with anything yet!
I don't blame you for being in love with that florist and his arrangements. He is a true artist! The flowers you asked about are ranunculus, both of them, even though the centers are a bit different.
The next-to-the-last photos of the pink ones with stripes are alstroemerias or Peruvian Lilies. I was once asked by Dr. Joyce Brothers if she could grow alstroemerias in pots on her terrace high above NYC. I had NO idea what to tell her, since my only experience with them was as cut flowers.
I do believe that Spring has finally Sprung. Beautiful flowers, Naomi.
It is 68 degrees here today!! Finally shedding off winter.
Love the closeups!
Simply Show Stopping Stunning! Funny how looking at flowers makes me breathe deeply. Makes me feel all unglued. The last one looks just like the one I wore behind my ear at our Easter Brunch this year.
I had a ladies lunch sort of recently too, more like a shamanic drumming and feast.
I thought of you when I saw this bee http://blueridgebluecollargirl.wordpress.com/2008/03/23/the-light-has-come/#comment-1127
Oh, what great photo's. Thanks for brightening my very dreary afternoon at work. Spend my days looking at partno's on reports, every day all day long. Just came back from lunch, for some strange reason, it is 60 degrees here today, but looks like a thunder storm is brewing. Wednesday is to be back to 40's, can not wait, until the 70's that my favorite temps, with all the spring flowers popping out. Pussy Willows are in bud, have to have my husband, cut me a bunch of new ones, to keep in the house. They are the promise of better things to come. Thank you for sharing. Pat
Another set of beautiful, breathtaking pictures...just amazing flowers!
Van needs to pay you to do his advertising for his business. Your testimonials are terrific!
Van could pay you in floral arrangements instead of cash. You'd be surrounded by his flowers all the time!
He really does spectacular arrangements!
And now I shall go to bed with lovely pictures in my mind. Thank you Naomi. It is amazing how they blow up. I'm sure your guests appreciated them. What a tragedy about the rose bushes. So sad. Night night dear.
Beautiful. I love the Sterling Silver roses. It's such an amazing color. I love an arrangement of multi-color roses. Simply stunning. Although each of the flowers you showcased are lovely. I don't think there's a more dramatic way to decorate than with fresh flowers.
Gorgeous and you know I really should have bought YOU back the arrangement you sent us, I wish I could have bought it home with me lol
I always fainted when I see all the lovely flowers Naomi.....I wish they are here with me now hehehehe...
How colourful and cheerful ... lovely. All these pretty flowers should help you manage with the tax stuff ... i just hate forms of any kind. What i ant to say never fits in with any of the questions ... funny that!
Lovely photos. The flowers don't even look real!
My favorite flower combinations,colorwise. Really beautiful. They look almost good enough to eat. :)
Sometimes, when the flowers are especially beautiful, I wish I could crawl inside of them and look out. Now that would be a picture, eh? :)
Oh, yes, taxes. I did mine in February and it was no less painful, just earlier is all.
Those flowers are gorgeous, Naomi!
Stunning, stunning, stunning. What an arrangement and what beautiful spring colours/flowers. I am sure those flowers took place and pride in your home...
My comment posting all screwy too. Naomi, I really needed this, these lovely flowers...after the day I had. Thank you. (I had a friend who raied roses, used to bring one new variety weekly. She made a JFK. Ever hear of that? It was white with a red spot on each one.)
I know I'm in the vast minority of the world, but I really do not like orchids. They creep me out and look like little monsters. I LOVE roses on the other hand, especially the uniquely colored ones like the sterling silver here. My favorite is sort of a coral color and I have to restrain myself from stealing them if I see them growing in someone's yard. Your pictures were beautiful and I can't wait to hear about your luncheon! Good luck with your taxes.
you aren't fooling me lol.. you thought if you looked at all those gorgeous flowers you could forget the "taxes"! hehe.. I hope the misery of doing taxes is over quickly!!
Oh! What a nice and colourful photos, Naomi! All those beautiful flowers takes my breath away...
Thanks for sharing such beauty!
what gorgeous flowers. They do indeed say spring. I am sure they added a lot to your luncheon as flowers always do
They are beautiful Naomi and you did a superb job of taking pictures, as usual!!! Lovely, lovely colors!!
Hope the 'fun' tax stuff is going well!! :)
Gorgeous flowers. Good luck with your taxes. Guess I better get started on mine, since it is April.
Sterling Silver was my mom's favorite rose. She had a rose bush in our yard probably since before I was born. I just got one a few weeks ago and it's doing wonderfully. I can't wait for it to start blooming!
Looking at those flowers gave me this positive feeling. A feeling of spring and something new that is bound to happen. At the same time it makes me miss home as well. Belated Happy April's Fool's Day
Thank you for these pictures Naomi, the flowers themselves are stunning but the way you show them really gives a great impression of how beautiful that flower arrangement is as a whole, and in it's various parts and details too. Wonderful. I felt like I was looking at "real" flowers for a minute. Now I feel like running out and getting myself some. Or better yet, I should have some delivered to me from one of our better florists! :-)
Fantastic photos of gorgeous flowers! These are so cheery! I know what you mena about wanting to gte in closer to see the detail of the beauty. Somehow there is beauty within beauty and everytime you get in closer there is more detail to see! I got a macro lens for Christmas and am looking forward to getting to grips with using it as soon as my MBA is over.
Hello, Michele sent me this time to say that these flowers are beautiful. The day I visited it was hard to post a comment cause blogger was acting up!!!
You always have the prettiest flowers on your blog...
Gorgeous beyond words! HOW on earth does Van manage those colors? It's truly amazing!
Absolutely exquisite Naomi - never are flowers prettier than the ones on your blog :)
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