Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A MOMENT AT THE FLOWER STALL

I am a sucker for flower stalls on the side of the road.  I suppose it invokes some old worldly charm of bygone eras of when your normal day of shopping included going from stall to stall to stall collecting your purchases for the day and scooting your butt home to make a gourmet meal of whatever you could throw together from the abundance of veggies that you bought. Not that I would actually know since I was born in the era of convenience food, so I suppose these images must have been imprinted upon my brain from shows like Little House on the Prairies and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.. lol  In any event, my better half  is constantly amused by me and my need to stop and pick up flowers, or zucchinis or tomatoes or basil or whatever I can get my little mitts on. It is a well known fact that if you are outside peddling your wares, you can better believe that I will be there with my funky little handmade basket ooohing and ahhhing and delighting over the joys of buying straight from your home.  

Sunday was such a day for me.  The weather was getting me down with yet another grey sky and so we decided to venture out on a road trip with my camera in tow.  Of course, I saw this flower stall and we had to drive 15 minutes down the road before there was place to make a u-turn in order to get back to it, but $20.00 in gas later and a $8.00 bouquet and I was happily snapping pics.

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Was it worth the $28.00? You bet!
Because there maybe no sun in the sky but 
there is a great big splash of yellow
thriving on my living room coffee table.

Until Next Time.
Smooches Pooches

18 comments:

  1. I love the photos, especially your header!

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  2. fabulous, i adore sunflowers, they are a bygone era to me of relaxed times, porch living and cherry pies cooling on the window sill~ trust me, never my life, but i can dream! almost bot some today at the store, but so hot i knew they would be crisp in the car by the time i finished my errands...

    wonderful pics, and i meant to say i love your new header yesterday too~

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  3. Coming across flowers like that is such a joy and your photos show it. Lovely. Hope you'll stop by and see our house number ideas. Jane F.

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  5. Thank you Jain for all your lovely comments! I really appreciate all of them and you too Anonymous and Jane F. Jane F. I can't comment on your blog, it keeps calling me "spam" lol

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  6. I would be a sucker for that stand too! Amazing flowers and amazing photos. The light was perfect, no? I love how you can see it coming in through the veins as it back-lights the leaves in the sunflower photos. Also, the "please pay here" sign and lockbox are adorable. I'm always amazed that people still trust enough to do that sort of thing. I guess there will probably be some problems, but most folks are trustworthy I expect. Thanks for sharing. (My better half would roll his eyes as I attempted to get good photos, and I would feel guilty for making him wait, so I would never get such wonderful shots:)

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  7. The flowers are beautiful! Fresh flowers are always a pick-me-up.
    FYI--we use Scott's 4-step program on our lawn. It has made it thick, green and weedless.
    Thanks for your visit and sweet comments.

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  8. Beautiful post.

    That was probably one very fun day.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

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  9. The flowers are beautiful! Have a wonderful day...Denise@cottagesisters

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  10. Love all the photos! I'm a sucker for roadside flower stands, too. I really like your header - sunflowers are so happy. :)

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  11. The flowers are so beautiful. And they look so stunning in the blue vase!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  12. lovely series and one amazing header i must say.

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  13. How delightful! I'm a sucker for those stands myself!

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  14. What awesome flowers! I especially love the big sun flowers. My neighbor tried to grow them but the beaver thinks they are trees and chews them off at the root...Have a great week. Debbbie

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  15. Beeyootifull posies, I must say! Totally worth a u-turn.

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  16. Gorgeous! I wish we had flower stall on the side of the road around here!

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  17. love 'em all so many beautiful flowers!!

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