Saturday, 30 October 2010

Flowers on the Roadside


I am often so tempted to pull-over the car and whip out the pair of scissors I keep in my glove box and cut flowers from bushes on the roadside. Today I did just that. I was driving over to pick up Harry from sailing and I saw these big bright beautiful pink flowers on a huge bush on the side of the road. I did a u-turn, stopped and cut a few. They have very prickly stems so I had to use the paper bag in the door pocket which was left-over from Harry's sausage roll this morning to handle them. Although they have dropped a little bit since arriving home, I do think they look pretty in the aqua vase I put them in on our fireplace mantel. It's amazing what beauty you can discover without even spending a cent.

22 comments:

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Pretty!

A-M said...

They're just beautiful. We have a rather large residents herb garden here, that seems to be only used by me so I am enjoying filling vases with a variety of fresh herbs daily. Since the rain, everything is growing wild. I bet your garden is thriving! A-M xx

the gardeners cottage said...

hi anna,

i have never seen a flower like that growing on the side of the road in california.

~janet

TheBambinaBlog said...

anna, love the pink and aqua. i do have a question about the painting behind the flowers.i've been admiring it for a while. can you share more information about it?

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

So pretty- I love the bright pink and blue vase- also adore the painting behind.

C said...

What an amusing description, I could clearly see that little scenario in my head! The lengths we go to for beautiful things, all worth it I must say!

JBeaudetStudios said...

They were well worth the stop! Beautiful! :)

Mimi said...

I love beautiful flowers in a simple vase. This is my favorite type of flower arrangement even though I am a florist.

Danielle said...

ah! these are stunning. and that vase is perfect.
way to be resourceful! what a good idea...

have a lovely weekend!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I love that color combination!
So very pretty! :)

Anna Spiro said...

The painting is actually by Arite Kannovas, an amazing Melbourne artist whose work I adore!

Hope this helps.

xx
Anna

abby jenkins said...

Here on the other side of the planet my husband is sailing, delivering our 1903 gaff rig sailboat to Maine to slumber for our cold winter months. I was also snipping flowers today while he was at sea...chopping down all the plants in my cutting border to put my garden to bed until spring. Thanks for the taste of summer.

julie said...

They are gorgeous! Scissors in the glove box, why didn't I think of that. You are very organised Anna!

freefalling said...

Ha!
I do that too.
Except I have secateurs in the glove box - better for cutting little branches from trees.
I figure I'm providing a community service.
Everybody knows it's healthy for plants to be regularly pruned!

Karen Wallace said...

beautiful photo.

Ivy Lane said...

perfect!

Kathysue said...

Hi Ann, your blog is one of my favorite blogs to come for my daily color fix. Tomorrows post on my blog is featuring your blog and a few more. I wanted to share the blogs that make me smile and yours definitely does that, thanks for always giving me something to smile about, Kathysue

Charlene said...

So pretty, I love the color combinations you use, your blog is always bright and cheery. :D

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Kirsten said...

so pretty - i wish we had flowers like that on the roadside in Boston!

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Julia said...

I love that tooo!!!...just something in this beautiful world that doesnt cost anything....yummy display of them in the blue..clever you!!!.xx..julia

Jeanelle said...

Love your blog and decorating ideas! I have just moved into a new apartment in Amsterdam, Holland and have been adding pops of color with pretty flower arrangements :)

- Jeanelle

www.glocalgirl.com

reub-envision said...

ha ha ha
that is me
all of my co-workers
call me flower boy
I have been known for arriving fashionably late to a event
fresh cut wild flowers in hand
always enjoy your blog!