Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The earth laughs in flowers.” Isn’t that a lovely thought?
March 20th ushered in the first day of spring. Although the weather may not feel spring-like where you live, it’s hard not to think about flowers and gardens and new life at this time of year.
Gardens are places that really do engage all the senses. Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy spending time working in or visiting gardens? Tell us about a garden experience you remember and try to include details that make us see the vibrant colors, smell the floral aromas, hear the wildlife, feel the textures of the petals, or taste the edible plants.
Maybe you’d rather write about a favorite flower or a special or significant bouquet you once received or gave. Flowers are used to beautify wedding ceremonies and birthday parties. They are sent to celebrate births and promotions. They are often given in sympathy or received with an apology. Write about a time when a flower purchase or gift was particularly meaningful to you.