Friday, March 11, 2011

Simple Pleasures - Wild Flowers

I have always loved wild flowers.

One of my fantasies has been to be able to sow a whole field of wild flowers that we can then walk through and pick, bringing these beautiful flowers inside to brighten up our home. some of my faovurite movies or old TV shows are ones that have wild flowers in them and who can watch the Little House on the Prairie series and not want to run down a hill covered in wild flowers like the Ingalls girls.

When we lived in outback NSW I would love to go out to the country and pick the wild flowers. I spent many happy afternoons with our family picking them and then bringing them home to hang up to dry.

How I remember the beautiful look of hanging flowers to dry in our laundry. I have always wanted to have them hanging in the kitchen like the old fashioned ones you see.

On our property we have been blessed to have had some wildflowers grow here as well. In the summer we have an abundance of white daisies that grow all over, unless our menfolk mow them down. I frequently ask them to leave me just a patch of the flowers.

I have also been blessed by children  who also love to pick flowers, wild flowers if we have them or the single rose or Camellia that is growing at the time.
I adore these simple gifts of love that they bring to me and their faces light up as they show me their offerings, or their 'come and see Mummy'

There are so many different varieties of these beautiful flowers that our God has provided for our enjoyment.

So today I would like you to enjoy the simple pleasure of WILD FLOWERS.

 I am linking to Dayles Simple Pleasures for this post
Blessings to you and your homes,

8 comments:

Mave said...

I too remember giving flowers and being given flowers by my children. We loved to pick something from our garden and give them to the school teacher. Simply lovely.

M. said...

Oh Gae...they are the most beautiful of flowers. They grow against all the odds and yet, gardeners do not embrace them :( They tend to take over...but this is with everything that is beautiful and created by Him...it will take over :)

M.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

The flowers are so beautiful...yes wildflowers a great simple pleasure

Nabila Grace said...

Oh I love wild flowers as well! I have tried to throw seeds out and still didn't get them to grow! Maybe this year I can get them to grow! ;o) Do you make wreaths with the flowers?

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Oh me too, dear Gae!!
To run through a field of flowers is a sweet dream :-)
I also love to see what has sprung up beside the road when go for a drive around the countryside.
Wildflowers are pure gift!!!
blessings my friend..Trish

Dayle said...

We are approaching our wild flower season here in Texas. They are something to see, that's for sure.

Jennie said...

I just adore wildflowers as well! There's a pumpkin/strawberry farm here with fields and fields of wildflowers. They probably aren't spontaneous, but they are absolutely breathtaking. This is the perfect simple pleasure!

Lady Rose said...

Gae,

Oh, how I love wild flowers! :)

It sounds like we have a similar "dream." I would LOVE to run through a field of wild flowers, while enjoying their beauty. Flowers, in general, are my favorite things in God's nature creation.

-Lady Rose

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