I love flowers.
I love fresh cut flowers, garden flowers, and lush green gardens.
~ cherry blossom buds ~
I have always loved Farmer's Markets too.
It is where, in my early 20s, I discovered that I could buy seasonal fresh cut flowers at great prices.
Through my 20s and early 30s, I visited my local Farmer's Market every Saturday . . . for fruits, vegetables, and ~ of course ~ flowers.
I've since married and moved to a new county, and although I don't frequent this area's Farmer's Market as often as I would like to . . .
buying fresh cut flowers every week is still a tradition that I hold dear to my heart.
I buy seasonal fresh cut flowers at our local market now. Joni, the buyer, selects beautiful flowers for the store every week. My children and I know her, and she knows us by name . . . so it makes finding the perfect flowers for our home as good as going to a Farmer's Market (smile!).
There's something so special and beautiful about walking into a home and seeing fresh cut flowers.
It's a simple pleasure . . .
One that I truly enjoy, every day.
One of my favorite seasonal finds are cherry blossom branches!
Farmer's Markets and select stores sell them every Spring.
And every year, I buy several branches.
~ gallery of partial blooms ~
They're quite stunning.
Each single blossom ~ when fully open ~ resembles a petite peonies.
So light and delicate, each petal is like tissue paper.
~ gallery of FULL blooms ~
It's quite a beautiful sight.
Every day the blossoms open, just a little.
Enough to reveal whether it will be a soft pink, or a darker pink.
Even its bright green leaves are quite stunning as they unfurl from their tight buds.
Here is a photo of one of the blossoms, seven days after bringing it home.
Stunning soft pink pom poms.
Towering above our dining room table,
stood several 3-foot tall branches laden with full blossoms.
The early morning light shown bright on them every morning.
Such a sweet Spring pleasure.