Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Tulips

Mountain Man gave me a beautiful Valentine's Tulip plant this morning.  It was a sweet surprise, we do acknowledge and celebrate our love for each other on Valentine's Day, but we keep it simple and stay away from the commercialization of it, so I was especially touched with this gift.   

I've been enjoying these flowers tremendously today.  I'd forgotten how much I enjoy fresh flowers ~ their color, their delicate petals, their intricate insides, the way the blossom opens and closes with the sun, their fragrance ~ everything about them appeals to me.  I realized this morning that it has been quite some time since I have seen a fresh flower up close, and I felt a little like a child with a new toy!  I sat outside with the sun shining on the lovely blooms, taking pictures as the spirit moved me.  I hope you find as much pleasure in what my eyes saw through the lens of my camera as I found taking them.

I must admit, spending time with these beautiful tulips increased my understanding of the anticipation and appreciation for the coming of spring.  My excitement was peaked when I saw the daffodils the other day, and my Valentine tulips have heightened my interest, even though I continue to repeat my mantra "let it snow".

Happy Valentine's Day!
"Live like there's no tomorrow,
Love like you've never been hurt, 
Dance like no one is watching"

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Dad/Pepere said...

Happy Valentine's day to both of you. Hugs!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...


I got my traditional heart shaped box of chocolates (turtles) He got his maple nut goodies and burn sugar peanuts.

Life Is Good!

Lise said...

Thanks dad, same to you and Donald!

Patti, sounds like a sweet day for you too!