Friday, July 12, 2013

The Wayside Flower

"Pluck not the wayside flower;
It is the traveler's dower."
~William Allingham

 Hello everyone, Today I'm sharing my vintage blue 
Ball jar with an arrangement of flowers from
my local florist. This is my July bouquet from the
A Bouquet a Month Plan. I explained all about
that in an earlier Spring post.

 I've added a pink ribbon here for Pink Saturday.

 Do you remember my saying at the top?
I'm guilty of picking the wayside flower.
I found these yellow wildflowers on
my morning walk on the golf course.
They were growing in the rough on an
empty lot and the sad thing is that they
won't be around for long anyway because
their clearing the lot to build a house.
I'll certainly miss their pretty sunny faces.

I love the close up of these pretty lavender flowers.
They sort of look like the Button flowers my mother
used to grow in her garden long ago.

 Here is the arrangement below without  the " wayside flower".

Have a lovely weekend and
Happy Pink Saturday,


Bernideen said...

Oh Clara - I am guilty of stopping too! I was going to take some lilacs near the sidewalk of a rental down the street - I thought it was empty but when I realized there were HUMANS in the house - I didn't! The other day I saw some vines coming over a fence by a gas station and could hardly resist - but I left them! Lovelyn post!

Something Special said...

Beautiful flowers. I don't have any flowers growing here right now in southern NV the heat has killed them all.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Clara
Your July bouquet is pretty and the brown eyed susan looks right at home with the others.
Before the land was cleared around the corner for new homes, I dug up a few wildflowers and planted them in my front beds. It's sad to see a field of wildflowers bulldozed.
Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Clara,

Happy PS.

Thank you for visiting. This is my first visit to your blog and love your blog name and the story behind it.


pembrokeshire lass said...

That wayside flower really lifts the bouquet to some even more delightful place! I think I might be inclined to go to the diggers when they go in to clear the area and ask if I could have a root or two of that lovely flower. I think it could be one of the Rudbecia (spelling??) family. Certainly looks rather like it. Whatever it is just enjoy! Joan

Stephanie said...

Hi dear Clara! Your flowers are just lovely and put a smile on my face :) And the blue jar is the perfect vase.

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog - you are so kind! Have a wonderful weekend.


Jeanne said...

Hi Clara, Your flowers in the Ball jar are so pretty. Nothing makes me smile more than flowers and I use canning jars for vases too. I admit to picking a few wild flowers too. I am not sorry either. I never pick anything from the forests. Usually along the side of the road. The county mower mows them down every so often.
Happy days and happy pink Sat.
xo, Jeanne

Valrie said...

A beautiful bouquet and I love the mason jar. You have a very inspiring blog! Have a wonderful PS!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The wayside flower added the perfect extra color. And I really love that lavender, purple flower. How pretty up close. Love the little blue flowers, too. I should learn more of their names! lol Hugs!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I adore your pretty flowers in that Mason jar.. I admit to picking a few flowers myself. In fact, I just did today. lol

Have a great Saturday...



Chel C said...

You have put together a lovely summer bouquet and yes, I can be guilty of the odd wildflower here and there but I always make sure there are plenty more around before I pick. Have a wonderful week. Chel x

GinaBVictorian said...

How beautiful! The yellow really brightened it up. Very nice.
Have a great week.

Debby Ray said...

What a beautiful arrangement! I just love the blue Ball jars and they make such gorgeous vases...especially full of wildflowers! Beautiful photos!


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