Friday, February 09, 2007
Fresh flowers are such a love of mine, I find it very hard to part with them on the occasion that I have them.
Take for example these flower petals. I have had these flowers since the second week in January. I enjoyed them in a vase for several weeks. When they *finally* started to putter out, I hung the ones that would dry nicely on my drying rack. Today, a month later, to squeeze out all the life, color and scents they still had to offer, Corynn and I took the petals off and placed them in a crystal dish to dry. Sometimes I put a candle among them, but today I think their beauty stands alone.
I will not rid of them when the petals are dried, either. I could make ornaments out them, add them to potpourri, display them in jars, add them to letters, or HEY-maybe I will finally try my hand at making my own paper! I have wanted to do that for quite some time!