21 October 2011
Friday Flowers For Friends....
Hello friend it's Friday already and what a week it's been!
I know we usually travel together on a Friday and our 'Six Senses' tour guides have been marvelous, waiting patiently to share their pockets of the world with you. I'm hoping to have a little more energy soon to do them justice....keep your peepers peeled.
Today I'm sharing a simple gift that has brought me great pleasure this week.
Captain V brought home these lilies last Thursday and they're sitting on our sideboard in front of a pastel painting that I adore. I purchased it whilst enduring a long drought when I lived in rural Queensland.
Aptly the image is of a storm cloud gathering over an empty paddock and like any good cloud, if you look at it long enough you will find all sorts of creatures contained within it.
Ironically, the drought broke not long after I bought it!
As for the flowers, every time I'm in their general vicinity I breathe a little deeper as I truly revel in their scent.
I know their fragrance isn't for everyone [my Mother loathes it] but I thought that you might like to share in their luminous white beauty with me.
If you're wondering what the ochre and green bits are, they're the stamens from the lilies which I've snipped and place into a little wooden bowl. I thought they looked lovely gathered together like this and their colour hasn't faded even though they've been detached for over a week.
I have to thank my clever friend Georgie for inspiring me with this, she reminded me that whenever she has lilies in the house she snips off the stamens as they can leave nasty stains, something to be avoided for sure.
I hope that your weekend ahead is filled with many moments that give you pleasure and renew your zest.