Sunday, April 12, 2015

Simple Pleasure Sunday: Red Roses

A friend gave me a lovely bouquet of red roses as part of a birthday gift Monday evening. I cut the stems quite a bit and arranged them in a clear cut glass vase on my dining room table. On Saturday morning, I changed the water, trimmed them further, and simply put them back in the same vase. The dark pink azalea which tends to bloom around my birthday is my favorite flower, but that's a bush, so I suppose that my favorite flower to fill a vase is the classic romantic passionate red rose. I have been admiring their gorgeousness all week, especially at meals.





Speaking of blooms, the day that this post publishes, I will be in Washington, DC gazing at the cherry blossoms during their peak bloom. I love trees, especially these stunningly beautiful ones. A fairly annual event for us, my friend Elizabeth and I are going. We will also be savoring pastries and coffee from Au Bon Pain, wandering a few temporary exhibitions in a couple of art museums, and having lunch. I have already emailed her my top five restaurant recommendations all near the two museums. I am actually going to view that show I shared in this post back in February. Currently on vacation around my birthday, this is the furthest that I will be away from home during my days off. I am excited for my trip.

One should seek beauty, art and culture, even if just every once in awhile.



4 comments:

  1. Those roses are definitely gorgeous. I'm a bit jealous and excited for your trip to DC! All those you mentioned especially about the cherry blossoms you'll get to see are just so wonderful. Hope you share some pictures. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you! The cherry blossoms were stunning beautiful. I will share several photos, so stay tuned!

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  2. The roses are gorgeous! Hope you're enjoying your trip to DC! :)

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    1. Thank you! The trip was delightful. The blossoms were at their peak of their beauty, the weather was perfect, the art was interesting, the meals were delicious. It's a nice tradition.

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