30-Day Challenge: Day 9- Favorite Flower


(At this rate, this will be the 30-MONTH Challenge. I’ll pick up the pace in July, if only because I’ll be away for a few days.)

Here’s a real embarrassment: I am outstandingly bad at identifying flowers. Oh, I recognize a rose, a carnation, or the oddball flora such as the sunflower. And the tulip; you can’t live in Albany, which has an annual festival, without being able to ID a tulip. But beyond that, not so much.

“Oh, that’s a pretty violet flower. What is it?”
“A violet.”

This is particularly mortifying because my father worked at a florist shop when I was a child, and for years after that, he would arrange flowers for weddings, debutante balls and other events. He would drag my sister Leslie and me to these gigs, but I still had no absorption of his skills. I WAS useful, though, schlepping stuff from one place to another.

I suppose my favorite may be the lily, mostly because of Easter, and because they remind me of brass instruments.

The first song on the 1994 eponymous album David Byrne is Lilies of the Valley.

0 thoughts on “30-Day Challenge: Day 9- Favorite Flower”

  1. haha! I can certainly empathize with you when it comes to how long it takes when it comes to pacing oneself! I am thankful that I can at least post once a week on only one blog! Which actually, surprises me how you can manage so many different blogs!

    You had me laughing at your astute knowledge of different blooms :o) …violets…
    and love your use of the word “schlepping”. :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  2. Lily’s are so pretty. I have taken a particular interest in wild flowers, but I love Morning glories. There is just something about them.

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  3. I really loved this post. You write about this topic very well. Daily across the country there are thousands of flower arrangements gifted. For several occasion’s flowers are a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, graduations, congratulations, and to give thanks are just a few reasons to give the gift of flowers. With all the flowers that are given daily, few individuals actually know the symbolic meaning of each flower. Knowing the meaning behind a flower can amplify the significance of the gift greatly. Whether needing to send a message to a true love or a thank you gift, there are proper choices available in a lot of fresh flowers. A florist is sure to know an appropriate flower to match any emotion. Flowers can speak volumes about the sender’s feelings. Those who make an effort to understand the meanings behind individual flowers and their colors will certainly be able to give a thoughtful bouquet to those they love.

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  4. I really enjoyed this post. You explain this topic very well. Daily across the country there are millions of flower arrangements gifted. For a variety of occasion’s flowers are a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, graduations, congratulations, and to give thanks are only a few reasons to give the gift of flowers. With all the flowers that are given daily, few individuals actually know the symbolic meaning of each flower. Knowing the meaning behind a flower can increase the significance of the present greatly. Whether needing to send a message to a friend or a thank you gift, there are proper choices available in several fresh flowers. A florist is sure to know an proper flower to match any occasion. Flowers can speak volumes about the sender’s feelings. Those who make an effort to understand the meanings behind individual flowers and their colors will certainly be able to give a thoughtful bouquet to those they respect.

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