I planned to rhapsodize on the beauty of bell-shaped flowers,
bluebell, foxglove, lily of the valley..
then I started thinking about sweet peas, delphiniums, violets...
all beautiful. (what about me, says the snapdragon)
It's like when I smell a daffodil and think that's my favorite,
and then I smell freesia, lilac, rose, and that's my favorite.
I bought these at Whole Foods, where they tried to convince me that a dozen Valentine leftover roses (on sale!) would go well with snapdragons and bellflowers. I tried, I really did, but they were looking forlorn, and I turned away. It made me think of all the unused flowers that must get thrown out in the third week of February.
Let's not think about that.
I simply want to share the joy of pink and white flowers.