Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hello Pretty Petals



Today is the first of the month and I'm giving February a hearty welcome with a shower of rose petals. It's the month of Valentine's, after all, with it's romantic rosy ways and messages of love.

So armed with a bag of rose petals I set out to see what petaliscious photos I could take...



Rose petals are like floral whispers, so utterly romantic and luxurious. They make me think of exotic faraway places, aromatic perfumes, Cleopatra's bath, English garden weddings, turkish delight, scented tea...

I used the petals to make new little flowers. 


And then a heart, with a rose at it's heart.
Love is in the air

Eventually I took my petals outside

and scattered them on the grass 

and made a fun surprise for Mr Daisy

It made him laugh, in a lovely, hearty way.
A little bit later he mowed the lawn. I like the idea that those whispering petals mingled with the grass to make to make our garden a little sweeter. 



So Happy February to one and all, and I hope this post is a friendly reminder to take time out to smell the roses. 



34 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos! You are a very talented girl. Love the little flowers you made from rose petals but your rose is perfect. The photos have cheered a very cold bleak winter evening.

O'Quilts said...

Now you are cheering everyone's day, not just mine!!! U go girl.

Melissa P said...

Happy February, indeed! Lovely photos. Rose petals have that velvety lusciousness making them hard to resist.

shez said...

Hi Rachael what a lovely post and look how much fun you had with the Rose petals,yes an important message to everyone to make time to smell the roses,enjoy your day my friend xx

Karen said...

I swear I could smell them through the computer! Obviously it wasn't a windy day. I think the unexpected gifts like your rose petal heart for Mr Daisy are sometimes are the most memorable and precious.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Beautiful rose petal heart! I need to do something like that for my husband!

Patchwork and Play said...

A post FULL of love! I love your term "floral whispers" Rachael! It would make a great name for a quilt! Happy Valentine's Day to you and enjoy that beautiful rosy lawn!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

And they are worth smelling every time! Love the heart on the lawn!

Terry said...

Lovely photos for the month of February. Your playing was delightful. I hope you have time to stop for yourself this month. Thank Mr D for the laugh.

smazoochie said...

A sort of compost of love.
Love it, RD. I'm not especially crazy about roses, but I do love touching their petals, so much like soft flesh.
I hope Valentine's day is not too hectic for you -- you deserve a lovely & loving 1st married Valentine's day.
HUG

Mary said...

Oh Rachael! You are something else! I love that bright red rose heart on the green grass! And what a sweet surprise for Mr. Daisy. I bet you two are just as cute as buttons :) Thanks for the smile, Rachael!

tracie @ beets+birch said...

happy february! just so pretty!

Janice said...

You have been having fun. Who'd have thought that a bag of rose petals could be used so creatively. They all look so happy. Have a wonderful February.

Sandi said...

Thanks for your February greetings, it is my birthday month along with several family and friends along with being Valentine's Day.

Love your creativity,

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Such pretty happy pictures for out cold dreary day. I love your imagination!

Shay said...

This post just made me smile at what a beautiful world we live in because there are such imaginative people in it. Thanks for getting my day off to such a wonderful start Rachael.

Nifty Quilts said...

Ah, yes, smell the roses. Thanks for the beautiful and happy reminder! Happy love month to you!

Kyle said...

Thanks for sharing such a LOVEly post. The rose petals just say Amore.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

This post made me smile! Beautiful pictures and wishing you a February full of love :)

Dawn said...

Happy February to you and yours too!

Barb said...

what a super sweet post. I loved your petal play and the flower valentine on the lawn.
Happy Happy February! loved seeing your green summer grass. I cold almost smell the roses and grass...ah I needed that.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

OK, not a fan of roses BUT they certainly look good compared with the snow that is coming down ;) I really liked the idea of them being dispersed
with the grass clippings and that is NOT because I don't care for them :) It's just a lovely image of all the bits floating away........you are clever to have thought of it!!

Sujata Shah said...

Happy February sweet Rachael! I love the idea of rose petals mingled with green grass.

Karen S said...

This is beautiful Rachel.
I enjoyed your petal play!
Love the scent of a perfumed rose, too.
This is a lovely start to February.

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!! What a beautiful post!
Happy February my sweet friend!
Warm hugs
Deborah

DeborahGun said...

what a fun post - full of happiness and making the most of small things :-)

LynCC said...

Gosh, you found some really lovely photos. :) That was a nice smile! I especially love the one with the butterflies.

audrey said...

Love that you finished up with a big heart in the grass just waiting for your husband.:) Perfect.

Katy Cameron said...

Fabulously inventive as ever!

Quiltbenaco said...

Buon San Valentino!!!!!
Auguri anche a Mr Daisy!

Quilting Dee said...

What beautiful velvety petals they are! What a fun post! Your blog always puts a smile on my face. Thank you !

Vickie said...

You will be a very busy girl in just a few days ! Please show some of the arrangements you'll be making ! The petals on the grass is a really pretty picture !

Judy said...

Don't you just love roses! They can have such vibrant colors with the ultra soft petals. Great photos and thanks for the cheery post :-) My roses are starting to wake up and they're like good friends that I get to see and enjoy each year.

Quilts on Bastings said...

You made me smile ... beautiful

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