Friday, July 16, 2010


FLOWERS "As I work among my flowers,
I find myself talking to them,
and remonstrating with them,
and adoring them, as if they
were human beings. Much laughter
I provoke among my friends
by doing so, but that is of
no consequence. We are on such good
terms my flowers and I."
~Celia Thaxter~


A New England Life said...

I can't say that I ever have spoken with my flowers. However, our flowers really are like friends we care for on a daily basis. Nurturing, loving, coaxing, cheering on.

Tonight I worked in the garden with classical music playing on my iphone. It was incredibly soothing.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Wish you lived closer too, I've been following your blog for awhile now. Love the stories about the chickens! Have a great weekend, Dawn

Pondside said...

I garden in silence - no music, no chat....but I do, from time to time sing to the flowers and weeds.

Farm Girl said...

I love that saying, and I admit I do talk to my flowers. I am outside with my dog so if someone saw me they would just think I was talking to her. :) Have a great day!

Kathy in KY said...

Julie - I love the poem. At first I thought it you who composed it. I'd probably talk with my flowers too if I had any, and definitely would talk to any animals - I do it all the time with my 5 cats. I ask them a lot of questions, and sometimes by their actions they answer those questions. I know I'm strange! Take care, from KY, and have a great weekend.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a beautiful post! I have missed my visits over here. Just now trying to catch up on my blogging friends since my accident.
Congrats to Kim for winning your wonderful giveaway. I know she is excited.
Lucky you finding the Country Home Magazine but I am like you 13.00 is hefty but sometimes we do have to just have them. I gave a lot the other day for the Flea Market one. Oh Well we are worth it

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...always love to visit here

have a wonderful summery weekend, my friend

kary and teddy

Finegan Antiques said...

Flowers seem to have their own distinct personalities and just like good friends they provide us with companionship and joy.


Eve said...

I was a little argumentive with my flowers today Julie!!!

But this is totally YOU!!!

Rural Rambler said...

Julie I am requesting that you come and talk to our flowers! I think our flowers would most certainly enjoy your visit :)

Dog Trot Farm said...

Eve, I would love to come and speak with your flowers, can I bring Pix? Ladies it is a good thing I live way off the road out in back of a field where I am In my own little bubble! You never know what I may be wearing with my Muck boots to the coop first thing in the morning.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Lovely poem! Does one ever notice s/he talks to plants until someone says "HUH? What did you say?"

I think the plants like the conversation. It seems they grow to it!