Friday, March 2, 2012

les fleurs

"Can I pick a flower? Just one, please?"  Her big blue eyes dance with delight with each new bloom she passes.  The girl is obsessed with flowers.  A four-year-old who cared more about the pink and purple flowers at her birthday party than the cake or presents.

Every morning she wakes and lazily smiles at the bedside vase filled with her latest picked treasures.  Recent gatherings have included mustard grass, daffodils, tulips, and daisies.  Today, we planted poppies around the grand ol' walnut tree in the garden.  Our porch steps are an eclectic mix of pots filled with an array of brightly colored annuals.

Noting this extreme interest in pretty petals, we have started a pink field journal to document her lovely findings ~ the special day of discovery is captured with a brief phrase or story to describe the reason the particular petaled perfection was chosen.

I love that she takes time to stop and smell the roses {and pick a few} along the way.

[Claude Monet ~ Poppies, 1873]


  1. what a beautiful idea... i'd love to see a future excerpt :).

  2. Such a sweet idea and sweet moments with the Crumb. It's sweet how little girls appreciate the simplest things around them offered up by nature.

    And speaking of her fourth birthday, her little package should have arrived to your P.O. on Tuesday this week!!!

    Bon week-end!


  3. Awe- I love this post Mel. Your sweet girl is lucky to have such a thoughtful mom...bedside vases,pink field journals and all.
    Happy weekend to you.

  4. Such lovely thoughts. Oh those flowers!

  5. What a beautiful little tradition to start with your precious. I love that she stops to smell the flowers :) What a perfect post. Enjoy this beautiful weekend Mel!

  6. Beautiful + love your blog.

  7. I want to see this journal of hers! You give her such future treasures to remember her childhood by.

  8. a pink field journal sounds like a dream to a 4 year old. Mine would love that. and planting poppies already? I want some sun shining here too =)

  9. This has always been one of my favorite Monet paintings...when I was a teenager it was #1 on my list. But after visiting the Musee Marmottan, it's hard not to fall in love with some of his other, lesser-known works too...


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