If I Were a Flower

I had the luxury of working in my flowerbeds this morning.  The summer has been so hectic.  So hot, so parched, so windy.  But this morning everything was calm… my life, the breezes, the temperature.  It all added up to a picture perfect morning of pruning and weeding.

As I brushed my hand over my white geranium to shake away the dried blossoms, here came that wonderful aroma.  So clean… soapy and earthy combined.  I told myself that were I a flower, I would be a geranium.

Perfumes aren’t called Essence of Geranium.  Daughters aren’t named Geranium Anne.  But this wonderful flower absolutely delights me with its beauty and its fragrance.  No thorns.  Not flashy.  They’re hearty and hardy.  I’d like that to describe me.  Vigorous and joyful.  Able to endure hardship.  Although… geraniums need to be protected in order to survive very harsh temperatures… and I like to think that I need a little pampering myself!

If you were a flower… ??


9 Responses to “If I Were a Flower”

  1. Cheryl says:

    And I think you have succeeded, Sandy! Hm, I think I’d have to be the old-fashioned (no hybrids or doubles or funny colors) daffodil…my favorite flower. They like the cool weather, even popping up in snow sometimes. They always seem cheerful and seem to enjoy swaying in the breeze. Their fragrance gives me a natural high and the color? Well, it’s my favorite….yellow!

  2. Katie says:

    I love this post, Sandy! If I were a flower, I’d be a dark fuchsia rose. I love roses. Nana loved roses. I always wanted her Old Country Rose dishes when I was a little girl! And now my collection is huge! And of course, my backyard is full of roses- just how Nana’s yard was!

  3. Micah says:

    I guess I’d be a hollyhock! They are tall and you see them in many colors. Sometimes they are double and frilly, but sometimes they are simple single blooms. They grow in many conditions and various soils. Once you get them going they are hard to stop!!

  4. Cheryl says:

    BTW, is there a story behind the above picture? I love it.

  5. Sandy says:

    Another one of my mom’s beautiful paintings. It hangs in my laundry room… so I’m cheered by it daily! Thanks for noticing! =)

  6. M. Sue Moore says:

    Indeed the photo is lovely. Your mom’s talent is a treasure. Thankfully she has not hidden it away. 🙂 I must be really drained. I am overjoyed by flowers but can only think of my favorite…the white field daisy. That is not the answer to your query however. I know they are considered weeds and worse than pests in some areas while others, like me, consider them the most favorite of flowers. Perhaps that is who I am after all! =)
    Signed: A Favorite Pest

  7. Marcea Clive says:

    Red mum………I recognized that to be an L.Calton painting……tee hee…………..It is beautiful..

  8. Marcea Clive says:

    I meant red carnation……….It’s late and I’m sleepy……

  9. Cindy Gallagher says:

    I would be a peony. A big ruffly pink one. They are huge and beautiful. If that wasn’t an option, I would be a sunflower. They are also big and bold and come in some great colors. I love all flowers, tame and wild. It would actually be hard to choose just one.

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