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Monday, April 27, 2009

The Earth Laughs In Flowers...

I will be the gladdest thing
under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one!
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
On Friday, Mom and I headed down to Cincinnati to attend the 2009 Flower Show. It was the first year we have gone and we were not disappointed!
It was quite warm, 92 degrees by one stall's thermometer, and humid but we still enjoyed ourselves immensely.
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There were things of beauty right from the start...
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. ~Tennessee Williams
I would have loved to bring this cart home with me!
These fairy houses reminded me of our dear blog friend sweet Pea!
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe
and had so many children she didn't know what to do...
...so she planted their shoes with lettuce and soil
and peppers, sweet onions and potatoes to boil.
There were ideas a plenty and lots of things to buy...
Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and
forgot to put a soul into.
~Harriet Beecher
The Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the Flower Show sites along with me.
Later this week I have many more photos to share...some oh so pretty table settings that I think will inspire you and delight your senses!
Have a wonderful week, enjoy the warm Spring air and smile! You are SO special!
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

17 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh the violets! The cart of flowers! The old truck! I love it all and it just made my jaw drop:>O Wish I could have gone too! It's all so beautiful!

Sara G said...

Awesome photo's Sue!! I just love to take pictures of flowers!!
Take care

Connie said...

I believe the earth does laugh, sweetpea! Truly.........BUT I want to hear more from the Dog Dude, chickee!
xoxo,
Connie
;-)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What gorgeous pics! Lovely!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Beautiful! Flowers shows always make some great displays...Talk about artisitic!

Sue said...

Wish it had been any day but Friday, then I could've gone with ya! Gorgeous pics of the flowers.... Can't wait to see more. I stayed in all today, the painters have begun their job- and my house is in utter disarray. If only I had the painting gene.... xoxo Sue

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Boy, it looks like you guys had the best day. ~ Robyn

Allidink said...

WOw that is so cool what great things! I love that teapot! I wish I lived closer haha. I also wanted to tell you that I have an award for you at my blog :)

All the best,
Allison

Bonnie said...

Truly amazing. I so enjoy these little jaunts with you. If I lived closer I so would have been there. I just love flowers. Growing up in New England, I never appreciated the flowers like I do now that I live in the south and we really don't have anything so spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing.

Smilingsal said...

(sigh) Just beyond-words-beautiful!

Rosemary said...

OMG Susie,
This is amazing.
Wish I could go too.
Beauty everywhere you look.
Thanks for sharing,
Rosemary

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Beautiful flowers! What a treat to be able to attend such a lovely flower show.My favorite is "tea Thyme".
Great Post.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Omah's Helping Hands said...

How beautiful. I would love that cart of flowers as well. There were some really unique awesome displays. To have that ability! Thank you soo much for sharing. Wish we had the chance to attend. Glad you had a good time sweetie! Much love to you and big hugs. :)

Rue said...

Those flowers are gorgeous Susie!! I so wish I could've gone. I'll bet you had a great time :)

love,
rue

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Sooo much inspiration! Don't the shows really revvvv up your inner gardner? I love all of the photos! Can I have you bring that old truck over to my house. I think it'd be cool in the front yard!!! Oh what they neighbors would say. teeee heee.

love ya,
Becky

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I loved that guy fishing. Wish I could remake him here at home to sit by the lake. Our home show is this weekend. Can't wait to go. Happy Day Susie. xo Lynn

Meggie said...

The Flower Show looks like terrific fun. It sure was hot that weekend! I was smiling at every single photo...flowers do that to me. My favorite was the one with the old pickup truck.