Friday's Flowers ~ Red, White & Blue

This weekend is fourth of July here in the States. Being that we are Canadians we don't make a big deal of this holiday but have always appreciated Damien getting a day off from work!

Despite the fact that we're not big flag wavers I was inspired to pull together a red, white and blue bouquet this week. Problem is I don't have any red flowers. At one time I had a gorgeous red blanket flower (Gaillardia, an awesome garden perennial by the way) but it died back one winter and I haven't replaced it.

So this is all I was able to come up with. Blue hydrangeas, a white chrysanthemum of sorts and red raspberries - all from our garden.

When we came home from our vacation the raspberries were ready to be picked and we have many white berries that will yet ripen. Raspberry season is one of my favorites and this fruit especially brings many memories to mind, both in the picking and eating. 

This weekend as Americans celebrate freedom with parties and fireworks (hopefully we will take in some of both) I feel so grateful for all I have been given.

Memories of loved ones and a wonderfully supportive family, a lifetime partner and friend, beautiful daughters and a sunshine boy (whom I'm keenly missing right now). The blessing of being born in one free country and the privilege of living in another. The food on our table from both near and far and this snug and safe nest I call home. 

What do you appreciate during such celebrations?

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  • Francesca

    Francesca on July 2, 2010, 6:03 a.m.

    I really appreciate how you always give meaning to events and things, and found your words about this celebration quite moving. We don't have anything comparable in my country, as the main festivities are religious celebrations. Happy red, white & blue weekend!

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