You are invited to join me, for a drive through the country, that I took on Saturday afternoon.
Another one of those gorgeous, summer afternoons, where you drive along, and soon forget
about all that is happening around you, and see only the vast amount of beauty before you.
Country life has it's own "norms" and I find it therapeutic to experience them, if only for a few
hours. Line dried laundry is seen everywhere here.
Field work must seem endless for these farmers, as they worked with speed and efficiency.
The completed hay rolls graced the fields, in preparation for the winter months ahead.
At this point, you may want to leave "just a little something for you" blog, unless...
you happen to be a "flower lover" like me. Then, and only then, I invite you to stay here,
and soak in the beauty that I found once again, in the forty-five minutes that I spent
at this tiny, obscure place in the world. "Obscure" and yet, the owner and her mother told
me they had produced the flower creations for three weddings, that morning.
They also told me that for the next three months, they are booked full with weddings and
summer events. Together, this small band of women, create some of the most exceptionally
beautiful flower arrangements. I do wish that I was able to take each of you into their
barn setting and let you watch as they do what they do best. Each bouquet is done
with attention to design, color, and beauty.
Here, in this tiny wooden house, where bouquets fill the old kitchen table and side counter.
They told me that I should walk through their overflowing gardens, and of course I did.
Just me and my camera, in the quiet, lush, farmland. I share with you now, only a bit of
what I captured, if you are interested;
There you have it, a dose of my afternoon therapy session. Peaceful, relaxing, inspiring, and
so encouraging to me. The individual designs, the unique colors, and the sweet fragrances
emitted from the gardens, caused me to be filled with gratitude to God for what I experienced.
After all, He is the one that sends the rain and the sun, which provide the best growing
season for this beauty. Today as I write this, I think of the talented women, who put their
gifts to work each and every day, producing magazine quality arrangements, in the midst
of farm country.
Thanks so much for stopping here. Thanks for allowing me the privilege of sharing my
afternoon with you. Thank you also, for sharing your flowers and gardens in the world
of blog land.
I close my post with this arrangement that came home with me on Saturday. It sits on
my kitchen counter, serving as a reminder on my afternoon visit.