Thursday, June 9, 2011

my flower friend

photo via MeMeBev

One of my favorite kitchen items isn't a kitchen tool at all. On our first Valentine's Day as a married couple, my husband surprised me by disappearing early in the morning and placing a red Gerber daisy on the kitchen table to greet me when I woke up.

At the time, we didn't get much sunlight for the poor daisy and it got the nickname "Scraggles." At one point, we started to doubt that it was a daisy at all because the leaves looked more like a dandelion! Since then, we've moved and right above the sink is the perfect window for growing a daisy. Sigh. Wonderful.

I love watching it bloom, remembering the history that it represents, and enjoying a little bit of beauty as I peel vegetables or wash dishes. It makes me smile, our little Scraggles, and reminds me that perseverance brings its rewards.
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5 comments:

  1. Cute picture and story! It's great to have little reminders like that, isn't it? =)

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  2. That is a great story! We have all of the centerpieces from our wedding, which were vases with small red and orange {fake} gerbera daisies. I'm thinking that they need to make an appearance in the kitchen!

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  3. Just a beautiful image to look at over your sink:)

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  4. Scraggles, haha...love it! Glad your daisy prevailed. Cute story :)

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  5. Thanks everyone!

    @Mikalah - definitely. It's always good to have something to perk up gloomy days!

    @Heather - your daisies totally deserve some kitchen time. They'll bring a smile to your face for sure!

    @Rachel - despite forgetting to water it sometimes, it prevails still. That makes it a keeper in my book!

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