This week, again, proved to me that it doesn’t take long to make time for beauty. This little bouquet was another 5 minute dash through the gardens. I suppose I am still learning to overcome my tendency to strive for perfection, rather than simply seizing the moment. The thing is, I’m actually finding when I grab five minutes to create, the outcome is so much more beautiful than something I’ve spent much more time fussing and fretting over.
This little bouquet includes one of my new favorite dahilas, the very last sweet pea, some tiny little scabiosa (and buds and seed pods), and lots of foliage and filler: mint, marjoram, sweet pea vines and honeysuckle to be specific. All of it is tucked into one of my favorite little vintage silver vases. (Thank you, Goodwill.)
Now it’s your turn. Take 5 minutes to run through your garden (or your friend’s!) or forage along the trail. Then bring all that beauty in. If you’re inspired to share, add the hashtag #bringingbeautyin.
Here are a few ways you all have used #bringingbeautyin over the last week. Thank you for sharing! Be sure to check back next week for new features!
From upper left to bottom right:
1. “Flowers speak volumes” . Photo from: Kelly Welk/Ciderpress Lane.
2. “One of my favorite things about summer is having fresh flowers in the house”. Photo from: Fiddle Jill
3. “While Eliza napped, the big kids and I climbed the ladder and picked plums from our tree.” Photo from: Angela__Strand
4. “Throwing these beauties in the dehydrator tonight. And I have to say, I smell pretty amazing. Mint, rosemary, basil, garlic chives, and lemon thyme, oh my.” Photo from: The Whole Sky
Wishing you many beautiful moments this day,