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Celebrating flowers in bouquets

Updated on December 15, 2011

Pictures I have taken of flowers in bouquets


Celebrating life with flowers

Flowers in bouquets are such a nice gift and gesture. From being young, and picking your own bouquet to give, to receiving a dozen long stemmed roses as an adult, there is great joy associated with flowers.

They are so beautiful, and represent life. There isn't an occasion where they wouldn't be welcomed, short of someone's strong allergic reaction of course. Even in the saddest moments of our lives, friends and loved ones show love with flowers, and it is so welcomed.

I recall getting my first set flowers in the mail a long time ago. It was from a boyfriend, and it was my birthday. I was in high school still, and was so shocked!! There was a note, that I had a delivery and that it was left with the next door neighbors. It was a very memorable experience. Having to find a vase and filling it with water was all so exciting! There they sat, beautiful as could be!

Here I want to share some individual flowers from bouquets as well as some bouquets themselves. See if you know what they all are. Some are from weddings, some from friends and family showed the thoughtfulness of the giver.

Some of the shots here are of individual flowers that stood out to me in particular bouquets. On a sadder note, I love to give flowers for funerals. Somewhere along the way, I have picked up from my family that it is so important to give flowers when someone has died. Sending them for the funeral, or visitation, or memorial service is so special. Often, a mortuary will have as part of its "package" to take all the flowers to the burial site if that is part of the plan for the deceased.

Having had to deal with all of that this last year with my father, I can tell you that every thoughtful gift of flowers or potted plants or even succulents, was so much appreciated. It truly means so much to hear from others, and it shows a kind of support for the family when sometimes words are hard to express for the loss they are experiencing. When in doubt, consider sending flowers, it can mean more than you know. If money is tight, go in or call them letting them know what you are wanting to spend, maximum. They will let you know what the options are.

Among my most favorite bouquets, are ones from my children, or some other child that just wanted to give me a flower or two. It puts a real smile on my heart. :) Those kinds of gifts also get special attention, and their own little "vase."



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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Anglnwu, thank you very much! I totally agree about how a flower's beauty is magnified when put together with other flowers. What a brilliant invention, whoever did it first, long long ago. :)

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Flowers are such beautiful creations and when you put them in a bouquet, the beauty is magnified manifold. Lovely pictures!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Mary, thank you very much for your kind words. I think what your daughter did is just wonderful, and see, it made you very happy! There really isn't anything quite like receiving flowers. I agree, that even after the flowers fade, the memory is left over for a long time after.

      SanneL, Thank you very much for your visit and kind words about the loss of my Father. The flowers that people sent are in my memory still, its strange how that is the case, but the thoughtfulness means so much. So glad you stopped by, take care. :)

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      SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

      These are some beautiful images of some pretty flowers.

      I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I lost both my parents and it's a great loss. Sending a flower to someone's that is grieving truly means so much.

      Thank you for sharing this very beautiful hub with the rest of us.

      Take care.

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      First of all: I'm very sorry about you losing your Father. I've lost both of my parents and it is a deep hurt to us. I have to agree about bouquets. For my Birthday this year my daughter sneaked in my house and left a beautiful bouquet. It made me so happy. Even though the flowers don't live long, they leave a lasting memory for the one receiving them. Goodnight, friend.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Happyboomernurse, thank you for your comment here. So glad you liked the flowers. I appreciate your kind words, and comment very much. :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      I enjoyed these stunning photos of some exceptionally perfect flowers.

      Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I agree that flowers sent when we lose a loved one are a wonderful way of showing the griever that we care.