Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Les Fleurs de Noël


A quick trip back to Sweet Peas Garden Shop today to take in the lush blooms of Christmas!

White hydrangeas and red poinsettias. Beautiful together.

I love the heady scent of freshly blooming paperwhites this time of year.


This was always my mom's favorite color poinsettia.

22 comments:

Julie said...

Virginia, Chuckeroon has had a nasty fall.

TheChieftess said...

Absolutely love, love, love the top photo!!! Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, and contrast between them and the pointsettias is stunning!!!

Olivier said...

un beau patchwork de couleurs pour noel, superbes

Jilly said...

Give me the paper whites anyday. I don't know quite why but poinsettias never did it for me.

B SQUARED said...

Wishing you and yours a most joyous holiday season.

Kate said...

Did you see the blog yesterday that featured bright blue poinsettias? Very unusual, altho I prefer your traditional red and pink poinsettias.

Lori Skoog said...

Beautiful flowers for the season. This year I have a poinsettia that peachy color...love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kate said...

PS. If you're interested in seeing the the blue plant, it's on Jarart's Phoenix blog.

brattcat said...

Ah, those paperwhites are particularly lovely.

Rambling Round said...

Ahh, the flowers of Christmas! Narcissus is my favorite flower.

Rob said...

Thank you for this living splash of color on a dreary gray day. The paperwhites are especially lovely.

altadenahiker said...

Your mom and I agree -- I always buys this color. And I could just smell those paperwhites.

TheChieftess said...

Kate...do you have a link to the blue pointsettias??? I've tried to locate the blog you referred to and couldn't find it...

cieldequimper said...

Joyeux Noël Virginia, toutes les fleurs sont là.

Adrian LaRoque said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. Enjoy the season!

marley said...

Very festive. I love flowers at christmas. :)

Virginia said...

Thanks everyone!

Julie, thanks for the heads up regarding our friend Chuckeroon at http://richmonduponthamesdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/12/pause-in-service.html

If you follow his blog, please jump over and leave him a comment. He's going to need lots of prayers and good wishes through his recovery.

Bob Crowe said...

Ah - color, color, color and appropriate to the season.

I was going to post a picture on Friday of a toy mother and baby polar bear in front of a Buddhist thanka with a big Christmas bow photoshopped onto it but my editor thinks it might offend Buddhists. We'll have to find something or other.

Virginia said...

Bob,
You're smart to listen to that editor! Keeping you in line is a full time job I would think! :)

Kris said...

It’s that time of year again! I’m doing the rounds and apologising for my complete failure to more regularly offer comment on everybody’s incredible efforts for the year. I know how hard it can be to keep up with the daily grind of everyday posting, and want to thank you for your efforts.

I especially want to wish festive greetings for all from down here at [nearly] the end of the world, the bottom of Tasmania.

So, if you could delete whatever is not applicable, I’d like to wish you a very pleasant/merry/happy/wonderful/safe Amaterasu; Ashurall; Beiwe; Choimus; Christmas; Dazh Boh; Dongzhi; Goru; Hanukkah; Hogmanay; Junkanoo; Karachun; Koleda; Lenæa; Meán Geimhridh; Modranicht; New Years; Ras as-Sana; Rozhanitsa Feast; Şeva Zistanê; shōgatsu; Summer Solstice [if you're in the Southern Hemisphere]; Sviatki; Vánoce; Winter solstice [if you're in the Northern Hemisphere]; Yalda; Yule-tide; Ziemassvētki; and Коляда!

With a hearty three cheers from Kris, Jen, Henry and Ezra!

Petrea said...

Lovely fleurs! I'll go check in on Chuckeroon. I'm not a regular but I hope he won't mind.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Have a Merry Festivus, Virg!