Signs of Affection

Valentines Flowers, originally uploaded by jennifereggleston.

I’m not normally a flower person – I don’t necessarily like the idea of giving someone flowers which inevitably die – especially if they would have lived in the ground otherwise. I mean I get that you should enjoy things, but I guess in an ideal world, when we have our own home, I’d prefer flowers I can plant in my garden, which I will then magically know how to upkeep.

But I was thrilled this Valentine’s Day when my husband brought home a gorgeous bouquet of pretty pink tulips and I decided that if I took a few pictures they could essentially “live on” indefinitely. The first few pictures were kind of blah, just a picture of a flower and ugh, my messy apartment was in it, so I decided to get closer…. and closer… until I came up with this. And I just love it. It’s my intention to do something like this with all flowers given to me from now on.

2 thoughts on “Signs of Affection

  1. Hey, that does look pretty good!
    I really like red tulips. I think roses have become cliche over time and you can give somebody tulips much sooner than a rose because it stands for friendship and affection more than ultimate love.
    Not to mention tulips are commonly associated with Holland, a beautiful country in itself.

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  2. I love this post.

    “I’m not normally a flower person – I don’t necessarily like the idea of giving someone flowers which inevitably die – especially if they would have lived in the ground otherwise.”

    Always has been my problem with flowers, but I, as a 19 year old boy, am not much a receiver. And as a giver, it’s not up to me–just do as I’m told.

    Lovely picture, too! I had to send it to my friend, who I knew would appreciate it, immediately.

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