Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Surprise, surprises

What a wonderful surprise! I have been watering this little plant in my kitchen for months and just as I returned from Los Angeles, a few shy flowers bloomed! They're graceful and fragile as butterflies, poised against thick, velvet green leaves. It's bliss.
And they make me hum, as violets were the favorite flowers of a composer I have been worshiping for ever, Claude Debussy...

Other lovely surprises: receiving awards from Argentina's Karina (El Beso) and also Australia's Hila (Your Cover's Blown). I am a fan of both these ladies, who love books and style as much as I do... Thank you so much, girls! I wonder how I could pass these on to only a few blogs; hmmmm, I'll have to think...

17 comments:

mansuetude said...

shy flowers. I love this pair of words.

littlebird said...

such a joy when flowers bloom,
I have spent the week stealing lilacs from overgrown bushes around the village and now the whole cottage smells beautiful ; )

Mrs.French said...

such a lovely dose of purple to come home to...congratulations on the awards!

jo said...

violets!! i have a special place in my heart for them as my mother and grandmother have always been so fond of them!

karina said...

I love violets, there are a kind that I love and once I sow a vendor street selling them rush up to him and then something came between my legs, so I tripped, Fell and when I recovered I realize that it was a blind man "baston" what made me trip, who did not understand anything and was upset so I was talking to him but he did not talked back to me,till I begged him to put himself in my place so he laughed and I let him alone.
So I am not the cool girl I am the girl who sometimes seems to be cool but is just a clownish girl.
Why I am writing so much?

Laura Neulat said...

Lucky you, my violettes have no flowers - yet?

Lisa said...

Something sweet to welcome you home.

marie said...

lovely :) a nice surprise!

Alya said...

I had some herbs planted in my balcony as well, but they all died from too much sun and heat :(

please sir said...

What a lovely surprise and congrats on the award!

tangobaby said...

I love violets, too, especially in little surprising places, like under trees or in the cracks in cement.

How nice of these little flowers to be home for you when you got back. That was very thoughtful of them.

yasu said...

oh niice! i like debussy too.

Anonymous said...

oh what fun!;)
nancy

Kira Fashion said...

really beautiful!!!

a kiss!!!

Mary-Laure said...

LITTLE BIRD - lilacs! I love it when the house smells of flowers...

KARINA - your story really made me laugh, I can totally picture it. It's straight out of a movie. It's great when a beautiful girl like you plays the clown, too.

ALYA - actually the primroses on my window sill also died from the heat and the dry weather here. It's so sad.

TANGO BABY - yes, they are thoughtful! And I was grateful to them.

A World in a PAN said...

I'm not surprised you receive so many awards, your blog is so great!

Fabulously Fashionable Dawn said...

Beautiful I love the first blooms!!