Thursday, April 8, 2010

Friends


Mystery solved. Last Friday, during my family Easter brunch, my friend Sarah secretly dropped off a bunch of beautiful flowers for us. She was on her way out-of-town with Arvi, and decided to just give us some flowers. So incredibly sweet, but that's Sarah. My niece, the bunny , thought they must have come from my secret admirer. Ahh, to be 6 years old again.

Naturally, I had to photograph them a bazillion times, right up until they were pretty much finished. I thought they still looked beautiful even with shriveled petals.









Do you have a friend like Sarah? Someone that just does incredibly nice things all the time? I'd love to hear about them ;)

41 comments:

Trish said...

I am in love with this post! Your pictues of the ranunculus bunch are gorgeous! I try to be that sweet friend like your Sarah. Every once in a while I pick up an extra bunch of flowers and drop them off to a neighbor, or pick up cookies and drop them at my hubby's office for the ladies...little random acts of kindness and happiness!! ;)

Gigi said...

Oh, I feel the same way about these flowers. I photographed mine until they were faded, and they still looked gorgeous.

What a wonderful friend you have, Janis! I have a couple of friends like this, too, and I often wonder what I've done to deserve them. They are a blessing.

You photos are so delicate--the colors are swoon-worthy! xo

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Ranunculus are some of my favourite flowers!
I do have several friends that do nice things all the time. One in particular has made the birthday cakes for the last two birthday boys in my house... just because she knows it's really hard for me to keep up sometimes. It's something little, but the time and care she takes to bake a cake for my boys has touched my heart more than words describe. A good friend is a wonderful thing indeed! xo Erica

Jane said...

Yes we all have a Sarah, I wish I could be a Sarah but I can't because I wasn't born that way!! I love poppies so much your photos are divine. xoxo

Marisa Midori said...

Gorgeous flowers! My apartment could definitely use some of those right about now. After the 25 degree weather last week it is now snowing here in Milwaukee!

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohh, i so love these flowers, very floaty, gorgeous, delicate, almost dream like.

you are so very lucky to have such a sweet, sweet friend.
Small beautiful acts of kindness are my favourite traits in a person.

considered design said...

I wish Julian was Sarah and brought me lovely flowers like these! LOL. A

Johanna said...

beautiful flowers! beautiful photos! what type are they?
you have a very sweet friend indeed.

Meg said...

Beautiful flowers!

Jennifer@NicoleJaneHome said...

I'm just going to spend the next hour scrolling up and down through those photos. I LOVE them! They should be blown up, framed and immediately installed in my crazy living room!!!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

my friend special k brings me cupcakes. then my other friend, comes to take us running. perfect
~laura

flo said...

Your phototaphies are merveillous ! Full of life, of sweet and color ! I love this flowers... Fragility

Marina said...

Janis, these photographs are so beautiful!
I love the bright orange ... just lovely.

Thanks for sharing.
xx

Pretty Little World said...

I would photograph those pretty little things a million times too! What a lovely friend to bring you such nice things!!

abigail said...

It's good to have such a thoughtful friend who brings such beautiful flowers.

ranunculus ore one of my favorites.

koralee said...

These are my favourite flowers ever!!!!! Your images are so lovely. What a sweet sweet friend you have...and yes I am blessed with a few too. Hugs for a wonderful weekend...lets pray for some sun!!!!!

The Zhush said...

Gorgeous photos! Why do I have a feeling that you too are that type of friend? Seems that nice and thoughtful usually attracts same!

xoxoKrysten said...

Wow that's awesome, what a wonderful friend!

Kitty M said...

Stunning photos Janis I love ranunculas and seriously need some photography lessons teehee :-) What a fabulous surprise and sweet friend x

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Wow these flowers are absolutely breathtaking. You have such a great way of capturing their beauty! Nice post :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Stunning pictures!

Have a great weekend, enjoy your friend and these lovely flowers ;)

Pinecone Camp said...

I'm happy to hear you all seem to have fabulous friends. Sarah did kind of "Amelie" me that day. I just wanted to do good deeds all over the place!
Kitty M, I just may post a photography 101 one of these days.
Have a good weekend everyone!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh..so lovely...just as they are...even as they start to go by....

have a wonderful weekend, my friend

kary

jan said...

oh how lovely - both the flowers, your friend and sarah! i love them in the lamp. have a lovely weekend!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

That IS a sweet friend. Mine sent my a bouquet of my favorite flowers for my birthday, which was a complete surprise as she timed it just right after I had been out of town a few days.

Lovely, lovely photos, too. I love that second one, looking down into the center.

DANDELION DAYDREAMER said...

Really really lovely photographs, you should sell your pics on Etsy, if you don't already :) Bon weekend!

Carte Blanche said...

Beautiful, beautiful flowers and pictures!! I just discovered your kind message (thank you!) on my blog ´Carte Blanche´ and so I´m happy to meet you :)
I´ll be back; many greetings from Belgium,
Marjolijn

http://somethingwhite.blogspot.com

arvi said...

i'm the luckiest guy in the world

PinkPanthress said...

That is such a kind gesture of your friend! <3

And your niece with the admirer comment, so cute!

To be honest, I do not have friends like that, because in real ife I do not let people come too close to me.
And those very few that which are a little more than acquaintances, would never send me flowers. :) Because they know how much I dislike the thought, that flowers have to be cut so I can enjoy them in a vase at home. :D

Btw, thank you for answering my question a few days ago!!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Wow! Beautiful, beautiful pics! Very "springy" :) XXX

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

DUTA said...

The truth is I love flowers in their naural environment, in the garden . Friends know this so they occasinally bring me a pie of some kind instead.
Anyway your pictures of the flowers are a sheer pleasure to the eyes.

red ticking said...

sooo pretty... love your work.

Cornflake said...

Gorgeous flowers and what a great friend you have and photographer you are!

Lynne said...

Lovely flowers!

trishie said...

I'd love to have a friend like Sarah, beautiful flowers!

kate / tinywarbler said...

so pretty, they are one of my faves! (although i was told they are hard to grow...)
sarah is so sweet, i'm lucky to have a few lovely friends like that too.

C'est La Vie said...

i love those flowers in the glass lamp! it's so gorgeous!

c and d said...

wow, those photos are stunning janis! there's a reason you have friends like that, you're pretty special yourself ; )...

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Beeeeeautiful pictures (and flowers)... drool...

Marija said...

Your pictures are amazing and your friend is undeniably sweet. I need to remember to do something like that for someone. What an unbelievable heart! Marija

fräulein klein said...

Thank your so much for your visit on my blog and your lovely comment! I´m so glad about it!
Your pictures are so beautiful!
Many greetings to canada!!!!
Have a nice day, Yvonne