Thursday, May 10, 2012

a beautiful surprise...

I received an unexpected surprise today.
No, it is not my birthday nor my anniversary.
So you can only imagine my surprise when the doorbell rang and there was a florist delivery person!

Unexpected surprises can be such a bright beacon of light in my day.
It can be a long distance phone call from a friend, a letter delivered by old~fashioned mail, a visit from a neighbor with time to sit on my back porch and chat or that special delivery!

These beauties were sent from my landscape designer.  She heard about my broken toe and thought that this would brighten my day.  Boy was she ever right.  The colours are amazing!  I grabbed my camera and started shooting.

Now i have to say that Anna is one great designer!  
 Whenever they are finished with a job, it is like they waved their magic wand ...
 and beauty is everywhere! 
Thornapple is due to come back in acouple of weeks to complete phase 2 of the front and side yard.  In addition to new plantings, they are going to lay Virginia blue stone on our front porch.  Also Anna has designed a "healing garden" for the side yard.  I can not wait to be able to step outside my side door and pick myself a bouquet! 

This unexpected surprise today made me think about how i could should pay it forward to others. 
 This is what helps the world go round, don't you think?

Today i am linking up to

Stop by these blogs to see some wonderful inspiration!

"together we can change the world,
one good deed at a time..."

Until next time...


  1. What a lovely way to start your day, and love your thought of "paying it forward".

  2. Thanks so much for linking up with Flower Art Friday. This is a beautiful collage and what a lovely suprised. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

  3. nancy Jean, I'm Mary Gene! Lovely collage of florals. Hope your toe heals quickly.

  4. Beautifully arranged collage and such a sweet surprise, indeed. Take care of that toe.

  5. great photos, great presentation and what a great surprise!

  6. Wonderful surprise and such pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing them.

  7. Such lovely soft colors Nancy. Surprises like these really do brighten a day, don't they? The collage is a complimentary way to see each piece of the bouquet. Very pretty!

  8. Beautiful post. What a thoughtful and generous landscape designer you have and I love your attitude of passing it on. Unexpected surprises are the best kind!

  9. Gasp! I love your blog! Just beautiful!


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