Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flower Power



How is it that these beautiful blooms have so much influence over my mood?



Is it because they are so temporary...their beauty so fleeting?



Perhaps it's because they represent a new beginning...
...a time of re-birth and transition...
...and hope.



...and the sunshine...oh the sunshine!
That has more influence than anything on my spirits...



While cleaning out today, I found this sunny yellow silk piano shawl in an old suitcase in the attic.
I cannot remember now who it belonged to or how or when it came to be here.
I guess it doesn't really matter...

I hung it on the clothesline to let it air out...
... its colorful silk flowers still hold the power to make me smile!

:)

25 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful scarf!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laura, The dogwoods are so beautiful! And you are right, very fleeting. I feel the same way about so many spring flowers.
You captured them so perfectly in pictures for us.
Yvonne

Linda said...

What a beautiful piano shawl...looks so lovely blowing in the breeze...

Annie said...

Your wonderful photography always makes me happy. But what is that fantastic white flower? I do hope they will grow in Texas.

Annesphamily said...

What a lovely shawl! It looks so light and breezy! I wish I had a clothesline! Hugs Anne

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Laura!

Lovely blooms!
I've been taking tons of flower photos lately, isn't Spring just wonderful!

Hugs,
Anne

AuroraSuzette said...

I love how the sun illuminates the blossums. You got some great shots. Nice shawl, too.

gretchen said...

Lovely flower photos ... we're wishing the weather was acting a little more like spring and it was warmer!

The Antiques Diva™ said...

I'm seriously oohing and ahhing over that piano shawl! It's gorgeous!

Theresa said...

OH how I love those blooms, they make me happy! AND that shawl is GORGEOUS! Love it and you are fortunate to have found it:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Laura
That scarf is so beautiful... and I agree about the sunny days... today though we had our first taste of cold!!! brrr not ready.. so rugged up and about to watch a movie... enjoy your sunshine xxx Julie

Tracey said...

Ahhh so much beauty!!! The sun shining has the most influence over my mood, but pretty flowers in bloom are a close second! If you get both than it's a great day :)

Hugs ~

:) T

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Laura, I too believe in the power of flowers and sunshine :) We're going to have a beautiful day here today.

Rosemary said...

Hi Laura,
So pretty!!!
I have flowers on my blog right now too!
Love the shawl!
Have a great day!
Rosemary

All Seasons said...

Thank you for this beautiful sunny photo's Laura. I'm sitting here in to South of Limburg (Holland)and it is here very, very cold :-( It's our holiday...
Maybe I put tomorrow some photo's of this beautiful place on my blog.
Hugs from a cold Holland
Patricia

It's me said...

Beautiful Laura!

Hugs from me..........

Ana Maria said...

I have a wonderful update to share with all of you!

Last Wednesday, April the 28th's post showed some vintage silver forks used as garden markers. Several of us commented and asked where they could be found.

I immeadiately went to Etsy and found the most charming and creative store owner with fantastic customer service: CambriRae.etsy.com

Her prices are very affordable, her creativity is great, but it's her customer service that is amazing! I contacted her that same evening, before I went to bed I checked my email and she had already responded. I sent my payment the next morning, and within an hour, my lovely forks were in the mail to me! Let me tell you what she created for me: I chose all forks because I'm using them to hold photos! One large fork for each of my children, and a small salad fork for my precious grandson's picture - Each with their name hammered on the fork. They are SO beautiful! I "planted" each fork with a name, holding a photo (some color/some b&w) in a clay pot with small flowers - and THEN, decided to buy one more: a BIG serving spoon with the words, "Mami's garden". Can you picture it? By the way, our last name is FLORES ("flowers" in Spanish) How perfect is that?

I recommend this Etsy seller to all of you. She is a charming young woman. This will be my Mother's Day gift to myself!

dogsmom said...

Sunshine, fresh blossoms, and flowers do brighten the mood.

FRAMBOISINE said...

Hi Laura,
Your words are so sweet and your photos, so beautiful ...
I'm very happy to visiting your blog because you're my sun today !
Thanks a lot for all ....
A tout bientôt.

Mélanie A. said...

this silk shawl looks fabulous

Gert said...

Oh how beautiful.... thanks for sharing...

Blessings.....
xoxo Gert

Chrissy said...

Hi Laura....love that shawl...would look so pretty on a table this time of year...glad you came by the other day! x0x0

Susan said...

The Piano Scarf is so beautiful!! I glad you brought it out from hiding. It needs to be appreciated.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Laura! Oh my what a BEAUTIFUL piano scarf...love the colors and the delicate edge...just gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday...take care...Maura:)

Danielle Combs said...

Pretty flowers...and that scarf is gorgeous!
Yes, we have some new neighbors who have done nothing but irritate since they took possession of the house (dump?) next door. They "trimmed" my Mock Orange tree/bush. Now I see more of their house from my screen porch. Nice. I told my husband that we were no longer going to mow on that side of the house! Also...they cut down/tore out all of the shrubs trees in their front yard. So everyone in the neighborhood now has a view of their house. Yuck.