A Week of Flowers – Day Five

Cathy at Words and Herbs has presented a challenge to cheer us all up:

“From Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th let’s share a photo a day (or more than one if you like) of our flowers and gardens and brighten up this dreary time.”

Click the link above to see more cheerful floral photos and join us if you wish by publishing your own post!

And to those Americans who are celebrating Thanksgiving today, I wish you a safe and happy holiday. Traditionally, it is a day set aside to recognize, with gratitude, all the many gifts we have received. Focus on all the things that are bright and beautiful in your life, as well as the loved ones you hold dear. Abundant Blessings!

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74 Responses to A Week of Flowers – Day Five

  1. sandyjwhite says:

    Nothing as cheery as sunflowers!

  2. Cathy says:

    Your sunflowers in that vase always bring a smile to my face! 😃 Happy Thanksgiving Eliza. I think it is a lovely festival and our harvest festival in the UK used to be similar but has lost all meaning in recent decades. I suppose many people will be focussing even more on their blessings this year. Hope it’s a good day for you. xx

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you very much, Cathy. A lot of Americans are having a hard time letting this one go by this year and are traveling anyway, despite health officials asking us not to. I’m afraid to see what the Covid numbers will be in two weeks time… sad.
      We’re staying put, having a feast for two, and considering our many blessings, even if that means being separated from loved ones for this year. Next year will be all the better, I hope. ❤

  3. Sheree says:

    Sunflowers = Sunshine ☀️

  4. maryjane678 says:

    Hi Eliza. That’s a lovely bunch of flowers to enjoy with my morning cup of tea. And I want that vase!! You could do a blog just on your vase collection! MJ

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, MJ! That would be a LOOONG post, as I have over 100. I’ve tried winnowing the number down, but have trouble letting them go. My kids will have to deal with them… 😉

  5. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful flowers Eliza 🌻 and, if you’re celebrating, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too 🤗🧡

  6. Happy thanksgiving Eliza. Love sunflowers, so cheerful

  7. Your usual exquisite blend of colours, including the vase

  8. Alice says:

    An abundance of gorgeous sunflowers and goldenrod, perfectly positioned in your vase. The orangey cloth is a perfect match. Have a thoughtful be thankful day.

  9. Your vase collection alone is a source of wonderful images made even better with your wonderful arrangements, Eliza. And that is a sweet intimate landscape you’ve got there. Minimal fall at its finest. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Brice.

  10. Anne says:

    Beautiful flowers, a beautiful vase, a beautiful scene, and beautiful words. May we all be truly thankful for the good things we have experienced as well as for the unexpected blessings that have come our way.

  11. Both captures are wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving, Eliza, have a blessed day!

  12. pbmgarden says:

    Sunshine in a vase. Definitely more cheery than our gray skies today. I love the textures and subtle colors you’ve achieved in that second photo–lovely. Happy Thanksgiving, Eliza!

  13. neihtn2012 says:

    These photos keep getting better. You are amazing!

  14. A perfect Thanksgiving Day photograph! Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving!

  15. I’m grateful for your photos!

  16. tippysmom2 says:

    Love the flowers and that is a perfect vase for it! Thanksgiving will be a little different this year, but we still have so much for which to be grateful!

  17. Oh, isn’t that a jolly arrangement. Also really like the photo of the ferns. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Eliza! A difficult year, but, yes, we do have so much to be grateful for. Not the least, a new administration will soon be in Washington, DC.

  18. March Picker says:

    Well, that’s a lovely vase of flowers, Eliza. Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration, different as it may be!!

  19. More beautiful and cheering blooms, I’m thankful for those today!

  20. susurrus says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Eliza. I am glad you’re being prudent. The sunflowers are lovely but it was the woodland ferns that set my heart beating!

  21. Kris P says:

    Both images are absolutely beautiful and perfect for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving Eliza!

  22. Cathy says:

    An incredible splash of sunshine and then those wonderful autumn shades! Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great Thanksgiving!

  23. Anna says:

    Beautiful sunny and cheerful flowers Eliza and just the perfect vase for them. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving. It is so hard but home is best at the moment. Enjoy your day 😄

  24. I adore the fern picture – what are they? And I remember the sunflower vase, loved it both times. Happy Thanksgiving, Eliza.

  25. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Your flower arrangement is stunning, Eliza, and then your nature composition beholds so much peace to the viewer. Bless you!! xo

  26. gaiainaction says:

    Beautiful flowers Eliza. How grateful we are not only for the actual flowers and nature around us, but also for those like you that bring our focus on them again and again. Blessings.

  27. Joanne says:

    I can see you are focusing on the bright and beautiful in your life with your display of sunny flowers! Very cheerful. 🙂
    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, but I think we should! Happy Thanksgiving, Eliza. ❤

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Joanne! It is good to set a day by for contemplating our many blessings, esp. if it isn’t a daily practice. But it is even better to do it every day! 🙂

  28. bittster says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! The sunflowers look great for a gloomy day, I almost forgot how bright they were 🙂

  29. Beautiful vase and arrangement !!

  30. Fabio says:

    Perfect, Eliza! Love also the beautiful vase! Thank you!

  31. This is always one of my favourite of your vases, but I love the fern dell!

  32. naturebackin says:

    Fine flowers in a perfect vase and a cheerful illustration for Thanksgiving. I hope you had a peaceful celebration and were able to connect virtually with loved ones while observing the health precautions. Indeed, let’s hope things will be different this time next year. Take care.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Carol. Our day was quiet and reflective, a true Thanksgiving. The news reported that 50 million Americans were planning to travel for the day… I dread to see the stats in two weeks time. 😦

      • naturebackin says:

        I am glad to hear that you had a day of Thanksgiving that was reflective and peaceful.
        The news that so many people are travelling and congregating under present circumstances is very worrying. The pressure on health workers must be almost unbearable.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        The lack of foresight or caring for others is quite troubling and I cannot imagine how stressful it must be to work in health care these days.

      • naturebackin says:

        Troubling indeed, and the stresses of working in health care during these unprecedented times is almost unimaginable. Take care.

  33. Jane Lurie says:

    A perfect pairing of flowers to vase. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving, Eliza. 🙂

  34. Lovely photos, I particularly like the woodland shot!

  35. What a fun vase and arrangement! We can’t tell where one starts and the other stops!

  36. Such beautifil colours Eliza, happiness in a flower

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