One of my favorite things to have on my kitchen table (you know, besides warm brownies) is fresh flowers. I love a bouquet with lots and lots of colors! It really brings me so much joy. And it doesn't matter where they come from--whether they're clipped from our yard or bought in a store. Most of my flowers come from the clearance buckets at Kroger, and they usually last a week or two!
A few days ago, Katie and I went to the Farmer's Market and saw lots of beautiful mums. So I let Katie pick out two (pink and purple, of course), and I picked out one (a dark orangey color). Katie loved helping me choose where to place them out front, and she took great pride in watering them herself. Each day she looks at them and exclaims that "They've grown!"
On the kitchen table, I currently have a single bunch of white hydrangeas, which my sister-in-law had leftover from a wedding for which she did all the flower arrangements. (She's incredibly talented, by the way!) They are so pretty, dainty, and delicate. I really marvel at God's creativity when I look at flowers! And it's okay if I don't know all their names, because He does, and He wants me to enjoy them . . . even if I get them on the clearance rack.