Flower Power

I know the title of this page is a throwback to the 1960s, but I believe flowers no matter whether past, present or future, when given to that special person, can speak louder than words. So for me, the title of the page is as relevant now as it was back then.

Having said that flowers when bought for any occasion can bring a smile to almost any ones face, even when you buy them for yourself why? …because you’re worth it… YES.

While the Red Rose is accepted as being the symbol of true love, there are some occasions when flowers are not seen as being a celebration of love, achievement or happiness. Lilly of the Valley is often associated with death, however, even here flowers can be given as a celebration of the departed one’s life rather than their death.

I remember back a few years when I was working rather long hours. I very rarely got home before 8 o’clock in the evening, on those late occasions I would pluck a red rose from a garden I walked by on my way home (sought of like a peace offering for yet again another late finish).

Well, years later I found out the rose I would bring home was never seen as a peace offering, but an understanding that even after long working hours I still thought of her and how she loved roses, and to take her even one was enough to say I would love to be home at a sensible time, but to live we need money to get that money meant long working hours. (for now)

What has all that got to do with me offering a peace offering when late home. Well, while I saw it as a small gesture for being late my wife seen it as a gesture of how much I loved and thought about her even at work.

So the moral of the story is don’t underestimate the power behind given flowers.

Woodland Sage
The featured image at the top of this page is shown here with the express permission of the photograph owner Paul B Robinson @ 500 Pixels


Attended state schools (St Peters & Paul's) Spent my last 4 years attending St Cuthbert Secondary. Driver and warehouse manager 25 years plus. Spent 16+ years attending Newcastle Uni and North Tyneside College. (Humanistic approaches in Counselling). Qualified some years ago. Don’t have many dislikes apart from people who try to be something they’re not (conveniently forget where their roots are), and I do not suffer fools easily so they tell me, or people that over talk others. I eat and drink to live, love all kinds of music, places of interest, photography, Singing, computing, reading for pleasure (mostly supernatural/horror, James Herbert / Stephen King), and swimming.

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