I remember when fresh flowers had to be either home grown or ordered from the florist.
So, either it had to be the right season and you had to have a green thumb
or you had to be able to afford and rationalize the expense of ordering them.
I don't remember when inexpensive bouquets of fresh flowers
became readily available in most grocery stores.
What I do know is that fresh flowers for under ten dollars is a lot of bang for your buck
in my opinion.
I don't often buy coffee when I'm out and about.
Want fresh flowers?
Give up one coffee a week and you've just about paid for a bunch!
This morning I noticed that the early morning sound of the birds
is back to its noisy refrain of spring and summer.
Yesterday, on a walk with my two youngest granddaughters,
I noticed that the crocuses and daffodils are beginning to bloom.
Time marches on, and eventually the gloom and cold of winter
gives way to the new life of spring.
Fresh flowers in the house serve as a reminder of this hopeful truth.
(all photos edited with a layer of Kim Klassen's May texture, 20% opacity)