If you suddenly had a large disposable income, what would be the first thing you splurged on?
I don’t even need to think twice: I would always have fresh flowers in my home. Because there is no room in my budget for fresh blooms, I’ve always enjoyed the arrival of spring, taking long walks, and picking a few flowers. (Because there is no room in my budget for fresh blooms, neighbors and employees of local city parks quite possibly dread the arrival of spring, my long walks, and the disappearance of a few of their flowers).
Wildflowers are my favorite. They are vague by definition: they could technically be plucked from a field with a large assortment of various species of blooms. Even still, I didn’t choose my favorite ‘flower’ based on aesthetics; I am far too stubborn to be a cliche rose or peony girl (I’d probably pick peonies if I wasn’t so tenacious). Don’t worry- I have my reasons:
1) I’m a hopeless romantic, so naturally the notion of a vast field of colorful flowers appeals to me.
2) They’re wildflowers: I feel so much better about snipping a few stems from an overgrown field in an ambiguous/undeclared territory than snatching the first blooms from a neighbor’s carefully planted rose bush. Not cool.
3) I can’t stand cliches. Red roses may be a ‘safe bet’ that signify love, but wildflowers are free thinkers, bohemian explorers of uncharted territory, and carefree. I would always prefer to be described as an enigma than be recounted as predictable… I just would.
Ok… I’m done with my rant. Let’s conclude on a high note with another pretty picture of flowers!