I was taking Moby for his daily walk around the block this evening when I came across this young entrepreneur.
His name is James and as you can see, he was selling flowers. As I came around the park to where he was standing, he asked me if I wanted to buy any flowers. I told him I didn't have any money with me, and I asked him if he was selling flowers from his Mother's garden. He said he had grown them himself and I was impressed with this young man. Even Moby thought they were pretty and stopped to take a sniff.
I don't usually buy flowers in the summer since I have them in my gardens, but as Moby and I walked home, I decided I'd go back with my $5 and buy a jar of these pretty zinnias. There was something about the boy and the zinnias that deeply touched my heart.
Well ~ let me say ~ I've never spent a better $5. I put them in my turquoise canning jar and set them on the table of my screened porch. I used three layers of linens underneath them and they made me smile.
And as I kept smiling, I kept snapping pictures. I couldn't seem to stop ~ so I hope you enjoy these pretty zinnias as much as I am.
So sweet ~ so summer.
Who can explain why something so simple makes your heart sing and feel like all is right in the world?
Since the weather is a little cooler and I get to work from home tomorrow, I think I'll park myself out here with my laptop and enjoy the sights and sounds of summer.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.