Are you a list person?
I am married to someone who often suggests that he forgot to do something because he did not have it on “his list”! Yep, we both have a bucket list and some of the items we each have listed, appear on each other’s list also – visit Antarctica, or live in Italy, or live in an apartment in Collins Street Melbourne, or do a train trip across Siberia, for example.
I often see things that I love, or think about things that make me happy, or smell aromas that evoke memories. I also often see top 10, or top 50 or top 100 lists on the Internet, social media or blogs I follow.
Someone asked me recently to list my favourite top 10 movies and that was quite easy, as I have some “die hard” faves!!! (Those who know me well will appreciate that pun!!) :-)
I will share my fave movies with you one day, but today I wanted to share my favourite flowers. This has been inspired by some time spent in the garden yesterday, planting out some winter crops and checking on all the bulbs previously planted starting to pop up in preparation for spring. If you have read any of my previous posts about the garden, you will know that I particularly love the winter garden. Winter is when I believe Mother Nature does her best work and magic. All that special activity that we can’t see yet enthrals us in a few months when spring erupts.
So in no particular order, except for my number one favourite, here are some of the flowers I adore.
Asiatic lilies, tuber-roses, roses, gladioli, peony roses, euphorbias, hydrangeas, gardenias…..
AND, there is an equal number one favourite – in winter; Hellebores (winter rose) and in spring; daffodils! (Oops, sorry that is actually 11 faves….).