There’s an old Chinese proverb that says when you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.  I get it.  There’s something about flowers that lift the spirits.

I love snowdrops, they’re such cheeky little things, pushing their heads up through the snow as though reaching towards the longer, warmer, days of February.

And you’ve got to love daffodils and tulips, the true messengers of spring.  How I used to long to see them in England, after months of grey skies and bone chilling cold. Every day you’d find me outside in my wellies, checking the garden, once January was over…just in case.

We now have spring flowers in the stores here in Florida and even though it still seems a little odd to have spring flowers in autumn, I’m not complaining… I’ll take any flower, any time.  I bought freesias yesterday and the scent wafts through the house…it’s so beautiful.  And did I mention yellow is my all time favourite colour for flowers?

I’m really happy to have the flowers in the house, but to see them in their natural habitat…aah that is breathtaking.

A host of golden daffodils… a sight to gladden any heart.

I can’t remember when I saw a carpet like this one…must be donkey’s years.  Do they still exist?  Bluebells…not carpets.   Seriously, I’d love to know.

Emma Goldman was known to have said  “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”  Hmm…roses…diamonds.  Diamonds…roses…it’s a close call!

I do know that just writing about and posting these photos has genuinely elevated my spirits…hopefully yours too.  And that’s priceless.

It’s amazing what immersing yourself in beautiful things can do.


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. I enjoyed your love of flowers post. For too many years into my adulthood, flowers reminded me of death. The aroma of a flower was the aroma of death. Why was that so? Because growing up in my home in Brooklyn, the only time I came close to a flower was in the funeral parlor when someone died. However, I have come along way baby. Now I find flowers to be the varied expressions of God’s sensual beauty. Thanks for the reminder.

    • Elle

      Thanks for sharing Brian. How wonderful that flowers now have a positive impact on you too. Our world is truly beautiful when we really begin to look.

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