Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Simplicity

Funny how just seeing that word makes me think of a daisy. I found this one on my walk today; it was all by itself at the edge of the woods.

So I picked it and put it in a blue bottle when I got home. I figured it would make a good vase.

“I love daisies. They're so friendly. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?”

(Name that movie).

DSC_0134 copy 2

I know this is a little sad, but it’s a sweet memory I have. When my friend’s mother was dying some years ago, I sent her a small bouquet of daisies. I remembered that she liked them and we had been close at one time as I had helped the family care for her a couple of years prior.

The daisies were sent to her house in what turned out to be just a few days before she passed away. They told me that she was very animated about them. They’re so cheerful, she managed to say.

Her girls put them in a place of honor in the room and told me that this one small gesture went such a long way to cheering all of them. I have never forgotten that and sometimes when I see daisies, I think of their mother, Jean.

DSC_0119 copy 2

It was quite warm here today but thankfully not a lot of humidity. I had lunch with friends at a local crab place. We ate on the front deck under an umbrella and laughed much.

When I came home, I was relieved to find that my husband had kept our house cool with the old-fashioned method of closing windows and pulling curtains. I know there will come a point when this method won’t work and the heat will be oppressive but I’ve decided to think about that tomorrow. Or next week.

DSC_0133 copy 2

I am still loving those textures and overlays from the Florabella Collection, as you can see. It just feels right for now. Tomorrow may be different, however.

Thanks to everyone who answered my questions yesterday! It’s always fun getting to know you better. And I can’t believe how many of you still hold hands.

This is good.

And from the same movie (above):

“Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one. It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake - as almost all hats are.”

Can you name it?

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

38 comments:

Jo Whitehurst said...

"You've Got Mail"...I can hear Meg Ryan's voice, saying it in my head!

Hope you had a wonderful day!

Teresa said...

Yes, one of my favorite movies of all time - "You've Got Mail". I also love the movie "Ever After" with Drew Barrymore.

Sarah aka "Elliemae" said...

Great photos. Do I need a particular program to run the textures on? I have photoshop but I think I read someplace that photoshop isn't needed and for all I know they may not run on it at all. Suggestions?
Touching story of the daisies.
I remember the lines but couldn't remember the movie..so glad the girls ahead of me did, otherwise I'd be perplexed all evening.

Jan said...

Love the daisy and the daisy story. Very touching.

Tug said...

Daisies are my favorite flower, because they ARE so happy.

(I really had to comment to see the answer to the movie. I *knew* it, but I'm terrible at that stuff & now I want to watch it again.) ;-)

Country Girl said...

It was just on a couple of weeks ago and I watched it through. So many good things about that movie. Although they both starred in Sleepless in Seattle, they weren't even in a scene together until the end.

Thanks, all.

~ C.G.

LouDuk said...

Your writing and your photography, make the greatest combination, and post, ever.

Marla said...

Beautiful picture.

Kamana said...

Katherine Kelly speaking with Joe Fox in You've Got Mail. I think Hanks and Ryan make the sweetest couple :)

♥~♥ Nine Acres ♥~♥ said...

You gotta smile when you see a daisy ;0)

Char said...

I love that quote too - that is such a sweet sweet movie.

beautiful shots hon

msdewberry said...

I posted Daisies on my blog the other day as well, and your post just reminded me of one reason why I like daisies so much as well. So I posted about it tonight on my blog, http://msdewberrys.blogspot.com/

I love your photos as well. I never saw the movie You've Got Mail. Have to put it on my list of movies to watch!!

Donalyn said...

So pretty, Kate.

msdewberry said...

P.S. I posted the video as well!!

Pony Girl said...

I love daisies! I've been photographing and posting about them a lot lately.
I love that movie You've Got Mail! ;)

Oliag said...

The daisies are just starting to come out up here...everything is delayed this year due to the cool, rainy weather...your photos cheer me right up!...Soon I will try textures...wonder if I can do them in Picasa?

Didn't know where the quote came from...loved the movie but it was a long time ago and my memory is nearly non-existent!

Cloudia said...

"Breakfast at Tiffinay's?"

Lovely post, pal ;-)

Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Just doing a little blog hopping tonight, checking out some blogs I've yet to discover.

Love your photos. Wow. Who knew a daisy could grace a blog post so profoundly.

Thanks for a breath of fresh air. I'm inspired.

Blessings,
Sandy

troutay said...

Ah, daisies.
This year the fields are filled with them. They grow everywhere, in anything. There are thousands of them
spotting the field in front of our cabin. I have never seen so many in the past.
Life would be much better if daisies took over everything.

Woman in a Window said...

That flower in that blue is pretty enough to cause my heart to ache. That texture marries it perfectly. Love to think the simple daisy was enough to bring comfort to a dying woman. I can understand why, what it represents. Life. Simple. Day to day.

Mental P Mama said...

My mother loved daisies, too;) Beautiful shots....

Mary said...

I think I can quote that entire movie -- You've Got Mail. One of my favorites! Love the daisy photos -- and the story, too. Aren't those Florabella textures fun?

Oh, and we cool our downstairs the old-fashioned way, too. ;)

Days and night said...

Hi! Kate, Thank you for visiting my blog I really appreciate your comment... Thank you for your time i hope it will not be the last.

-alvond

Days and night said...

Daisy is really a beautiful flower, and the story is really beautiful....

I always love your blog..

Keep safe always kate and have a nice day.

-alvond

KQ Sue said...

"You've Got Mail" Meg Ryan with Tom Hanks. I hear her saying that in my head every time I see a Daisy.

elk said...

daisy moment of love and memory so sweet Kate

Maria said...

love daisy's, they are always so happy, can't look at one and not smile. that one seems to have been waiting for you, maybe a gift from someone just to say hi

Another Sister said...

I love that movie.

(love you too)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

From "You've Got Mail" where Daisies were the Meg Ryan character's favorite flower.

No, I didn't peek at other comments. I'm quite sure of my choice.

Mmmmm, after I publish, then I'll peek.

Hope I got it right. One of my fav movies...

'Aunt Amelia'

Jill of All Trades said...

I love daisies, they are just sunshine.

kacey said...

That second photo is to die for!! I adore it!!!

I never know where your lines are from. I'm such a movie/song failure!

Deb said...

one of my all time favorite movies...You've Got Mail!!!! and the second one...I can hear Audry Hepburn's voice in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Love the daisy story, Kate.

Days and night said...

Hi Kate, you have an award and you can pick it up in Days and Nights.. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

-alvond

Daryl said...

You've Got Mail ... Meg Ryan

Living on the Spit said...

What a wonderful post both in the saddness and the happiness. A perfect balance.

Tag said...

You've Got Mail. Sigh, destined to become a classic.

Deb said...

Daisies are my favourite flower & You've Got Mail one of my favourite movies ~ they really are the friendliest flower ♥ I adore Doris Day and daisies make me think of her :-)

disa said...

情趣用品,情趣,情趣用品,成人漫畫,免費A片,色情網站,色情遊戲,情色文學,麗的色遊戲,色情,色情影片,同志色教館,色色網,色遊戲,自拍,本土自拍,kk俱樂部,後宮電影院,後宮電影,85cc免費影城,85cc免費影片,免費影片,免費小遊戲,免費遊戲,小遊戲,遊戲,好玩遊戲,好玩遊戲區,A片,情趣用品,遊戲區,史萊姆好玩遊戲,史萊姆,遊戲基地,線上遊戲,色情遊戲,遊戲口袋,我的遊戲口袋,小遊戲區,手機遊戲,貼圖,A片下載,成人影城,愛情公寓,情色貼圖,情色,色情網站,色情遊戲,色情小說,情色文學,色情,aio交友愛情館,色情影片,臺灣情色網,寄情築園小遊戲,情色論壇,嘟嘟情人色網,情色視訊,愛情小說,言情小說,一葉情貼圖片區,情趣用品,情趣,色情漫畫,情色網,情色a片,情色遊戲,85cc成人片,嘟嘟成人網,成人網站,18成人,成人影片,成人交友網,成人貼圖,成人圖片區,成人圖片,成人文章,成人小說,成人光碟,微風成人區,免費成人影片