The Luxury of Fresh Flowers

I don’t get fresh flowers very often.  Maybe two or three times a year, and usually for special occasions.  I guess fresh flowers have become a casualty of the economy for me, so it thrills me even more these days when I am given an arrangement or I happen to splurge on a bouquet.

The lily -- my favorite flower.

I was given these beautiful lilies today and they literally took my breath away — they are giant, and so full of color and fragrance!  I think they are the biggest lilies I have ever seen!  The photo doesn’t even do them justice.

I really should buy fresh flowers more often … they make me smile every time I see them.

How often do you buy flowers?  What are your favorites?