October 13, 2010

A Bouquet Of Roses.

I received roses the other day. As I was arranging the stunning beauties, so many in numbers they eventually came to adorn two tables, I realized that I have not been given fresh cut flowers for a very long time. For years, perhaps decades...
And what a shame that it is as I love that simple, but so expressive sentiment that a bouquet represents.


The gift of flowers symbolizes so much in our modern world. Red and scented bouquet is a symbol of love, admiration or friendship, while an elegant and simple can convey our compassion or sympathy. In any case, flower arrangements signifies and highlight special moments in our lives; some happy, full of celebrations, some more solemn and some very sad.

They express in beauty and in shape that which we sometimes fail to express in words.


39 comments:

Susan Deborah said...

"Civilization begins with a rose. A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. It continues with blooming and it fastens clearly upon excellent examples." (As Fine as Melanctha)

I am glad that you received the roses, dear Zuzana. Bless the sender and his/her thoughts. How these simple flowers light up our day and thoughts, is a miracle.
As you have rightly said: "They express in beauty and in shape that which we sometimes fail to express in words."

I wish you joy and peace always, dear Zuzana

~ Susan

Elizabeth said...

They are very beautiful Zuzana. I'm glad they were brought to you because at your place they are fully cherized and enjoyed.

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

I love your RED roses Zuzana! What a thoughtful and sweet surprise for you. Your mosaic of roses is lovely too. Reminds me of "Roses are Red...Violets are Blue"....

Elisabeth said...

Our roses are just now coming out, Zuzana, at last.

It is love;y to be given the gift of freshly cut flowers, their smell wafts through the house and reminds me of the outdoors, inside.

Tom said...

I only got one red rose a few weeks ago but it meant so much to me. It's still in my office. Roses mean a lot!

Tom

Hilary said...

Roses are indeed the conveyor of many messages. They sure do accent your place beautifully. I love the multi-coloured bouquet best of all. They're beautiful.. much like their recipient.

GrandmaK said...

Oh my how gorgeous! Lucky you. I, too, love fresh cut flower. They are so rare here, too! Wishing you a grand day! Cathy

Brian Miller said...

wow. beautiful roses...love the multi colored ones...i need to do flowers...its been a month or so...putting it on the list...i can think of few less deserving than you zuzana...smiles.

Laura said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift...flowers remind us of the beauty of life...and our beauty as part of life.

tony said...

For You!

Ash said...

It is super-lovely to receive a bunch of flowers. Beautiful photographs too! Your home is lovely!

My latest blog post/photograph is from a bunch of lilies my boyfriend gave me :-)

Lynne said...

Fresh flowers are indeed a delight. I rarely have them in the house these days. Shame.

steviewren said...

The colors in you bouquet are really beautiful. The purplish color is amazing, as is the orange one too. I almost bought a bouquet of fall blooms at the grocery store on Monday, but didn't because I was too cheap....but I should have, they would have brightened the house up...like yours do.

Julie Hibbard said...

Fresh-cut REAL roses, from someone's lovely yard are the best! The colors, the fragrance, the way they brighten and light up a room...there is absolutely nothing like them!
So glad I stopped by to smell the roses today. You have made my day too!

Claus said...

The company I work for used to be a rose exporter. Did I ever tell you this? It was wonderful! I visited the farm a few times, and I always came back enchanted with the view of so many rose bushes filled with many stems of the most beautiful varieties and colors. That particular business eventually went down, and the rose section was closed some ten years ago :o( Fortunately, while it was at its best, I was lucky to have enjoyed their aroma and beauty at home. Aren't they so delicate? And while I like all colors, I think whites are my favorite. What are yours?
have a lovely day!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I send you a bouguet of roses for our blogging friendship!

Roger Gauthier said...

So glad for you, Zuzana... Hmm... perhaps I should give roses to Hélène tonight, what do you think? :-) And I love the flowers...

Donna said...

They're beautiful, Zuzana. Enjoy them!

Hugs,
Donna

Bachelor said...

Zuzana,
What an uncolorful world we'd live in if there were no flowers. And their fragrances are devine. Beautiful pictures of roses... thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a good day!! :) The Bach

maja miusow said...

U r a lucky girl Zuzana-these roses are so beautiful;)x

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Oh, how lovely! I can't remember the last time my hubby gave me flowers! Oh, I think it was when he worked for a wholesale florist supply! Yes, he did know that yellow roses are my favorite--I also love pink and red - really all of them! I'm not that picky! Lucky you!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Incredibly beautiful, Zuzana!!! Just like you!!! So happy for you!!! And yes, roses are simply beautiful and express so very much!!! Loved that you shared this with us...It makes me happy just to see you happy...and to imagine the scent of those beautiful roses!!! Love, Janine XO

Holly said...

What lovely colors!! I am so glad that somebody (I hope I know who that somebody was?) gave you flowers after all these years. You are obviously loved, but it sure is nice to be reminded of that fact, isn't it?! Loves, Holly

sprinkles said...

What beautiful roses! That purple one is my favorite.

I haven't received any fresh cut flowers in a long very long time either. In fact, I can't remember the last time I got any. I used to sometimes buy them for myself when I was still working.

Today I went to a memorial service for someone (I didn't know the person it was for, a friend knew him and asked me to go with her so she wouldn't have to go alone) and was surprised there wasn't a single flower bouquet there! I've never been to a funeral/memorial service that didn't have ANY flowers!

(Scribe816) said...

I can't help but notice that the sender's identity seems to be missing from your posting. Only 'Holly' seems to have picked up on that.

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous. Flowers are a beautiful gift. I think they are not a simple but a direct gift that invites us to love in such a straightforward way. Beautiful post.

Rustique Gal said...

Zuzana, What beautiful roses-I love to receive flowers too, so I have to buy them. But never as beautiful. Your photography is also so good!
Enjoy the roses and have a great weekend.
Sherry

Keith said...

These are all so beautiful. I love the colors. I hope this finds you doing well.

LadyCat said...

Roses have so much meaning to people. Everyone seems to have their favorite color rose for a special reason. The fragrance of a rose is my favorite of all the flowers. yoursa rae absolutely gorgeous!

Zuzu said...

They are gorgeous, Zuzana! How wonderful to have them to enjoy! :)

Wishing you a joyful day!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Cottage Garden said...

Dearest Zuzana

It's wonderful to receive a gift of flowers and your roses are beautiful in their combination of rich colours. You deserve them more often... hope the sender realises how much they mean to you.

Enjoy their scent and beauty, dear friend.

Jeanne
xox

NENSA MOON said...

Yeah... flowers could tell everything...
happiness, sadness...even love!
Thanks for your lovely post!

It's always nice to find your new up-dated!
Happy Friday, Zuzana!
hugs,
nensa

Rajesh said...

Beautiful colorful roses. I have not seen that purple rose before.

Loz said...

And I wish I could smell the photos :)

Betsy said...

Ho very nice! That lavender rose is really amazing. I don't think I've ever seen that shade before! I hope they stay fresh a good long time for you!

Beverlydru said...

And now the Friday song is "Days of Wine and Roses." Lovely...

SandyCarlson said...

Flowers say so much. Roses in their splendid, temporary beauty tell us we are worth a great deal to the giver. Your roses are very, very beautiful.

Zuzana said...

Susan, Elizabeth, Sandy, Elisabeth, Tom, Hilary, Cathy, Brian, Laura, Tony, Ash, Lynne, Stevie, Julie, Claudia, Phillip, Roger, Donna, The Bach, maja, C or V, Janine, Holly, sprinkles, Scribe, Sandy, Sherry, Keith, LadyCat, Zuzu, Jeanne, Nensa, Rajesh, Loz (welcome), Betsy and Beverly; how delightful that so many of you enjoyed the virtual feel of the very real roses that indeed added beauty and splendor to my home.

I agree with you, some of the colours are vivid and unusual.

To clear up any confusion - the flowers were a gift from a good friend, but not the Irishman. As most of you know by now, he and I parted our ways a few weeks back.

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and for your endlessly kind comments,

Xoxo
Zuzana

adrielleroyale said...

Oh how I do love roses! The classic Red roses are my favorite, but as with so many others, I am not terribly picky. I love that you wrote it down, the thoughts of the recipient of the gift; perhaps if more people wrote these things down, the gift might be given just a little more often? Beautiful post and may you find an everlasting love to fill the rest of your days, weeks, months and years...and may he buy you flowers just often enough to let you know and be refreshed in how much you are loved. Blessings!! :))