"Oooh, this is so beautiful", "I love this water, this is wonderful water" (of the fountain in the front of the shop), "it smells sooo good in here!" (from inside the cooler), and "does he really say 'give me kisses'?" (of my cockatiel, Rex, and yes, he does!)
I love my little shop, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to work with beautiful flowers every day. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to make a career of doing something I love. But, in the midst of a busy, crazy holiday, there is nothing like a child's perspective to make you appreciate everything even more.
Hey, it does smell good in here! And, yeah, that bubbling fountain is awesome (and if you stick your finger in it, the water will shoot clear across the room, as all small children seem to know!) And my Rex Begonia, well he is just the coolest, smartest bird you will ever meet.
So, thanks to the boys for reminding me of all of this. They made my Valentine's Day. Oh, and they sure do appreciate a good supply of chocolate... as one said to the other on the way out, "let me show you where she keeps the Hershey's kisses"...
A few shots of one of my favorite Valentine's Day flower arrangements
|Dusty pink lilies, light pink hyacinth, green hydrangea, "cool water" roses, dark purple anemone, astrantia, frilly tulips, and queen anne's lace|
Hope you had a happy day!