You may want to be sitting down (ok, you probably are, seeing as you’re reading) but perhaps you should put down what you’re drinking. Honestly, what I’m about to tell you has sent even the nicest of people tut-tutting, tongue-clucking and head-shaking away from me. Maybe it is because I’m terrified of bees. (I’m not exaggerating. I can’t even hear the sound of those evil wings beating on a TV without my heart racing out of my chest.) I suppose it could be because I’m allergic to grass and trees and those flower-y things make me sneeze. Whatever it is-I don’t like flowers.
I’ll let you recover because I’m sure you didn’t listen to me and are now choking on your coffee. I don’t. Like. Flowers. Here’s the kicker though…I adore PICTURES of flowers! PICTURES are pretty and bright and distinctly MINUS bees and allergens. I have pictures of flowers all over my house and I take tons of flower pictures (many of which are currently clogging my hard drive).
Trouble is…my husband is a gardener. He LOVES working outside and has all kinds of flowers and things. Consequently, we have lots of bees (thank goodness for my FULLY screened in porch!) and lots of pollen! He’d tell you that it is all worth it…but I have to tell you, I’m just not so sure about the flowers. (I’ll tell you about my adoration of our vegetable garden another day…TOTALLY different story there.)
However, spring is in the air and there would be something wrong with me if I didn’t get an eensy bit excited about the flowers and things popping up around my yard. So, I stuck in my ear buds, turned on my iPod and went outside with Layla to take pictures of all of our flowers! (Just for you! You should feel special!) I snapped happily until the bees around the azaleas were loud enough to hear OVER my music and I called it quits. And by calling it quits, you should know, I ran inside flipping out and shaking while Layla chased me wondering how to play this new “game.”
Alrighty, enough with the talking! Here are the flowers!
Flowers, a set on Flickr.
And here’s Layla…stalking.
Edited: I can’t figure out how to make the flower pictures larger, as I uploaded them as an entire set from Flickr. Help?