Friday, July 4, 2008

He Brings Me Fireworks!

Happy 4th of July! I hope that wherever you are, you are able to celebrate the freedom that we have in our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Verne brought me a beautiful bouquet of natural fireworks back from his daily run this morning. What a blessed gal I am!

The bouquet consists of wild sweet pea, black-eyed Susan, daisies, and chicory. Anyone know what the orange flower is?


Abounding Treasures said...

Sorry, I don't know what the orange flower is but the whole bouquet is beautiful :o)

Have a great holiday with your family and I agree, isn't it wonderful to rejoice in our True Freedom!!

Daughter of the King said...

oh what a beautiful bouquet.....what a great man.
Hope you have a great day, Tracy.

Anonymous said...

The whole bouquet is gorgeous, what a blessed lady you are. (o:

His Girl said...

wow and wow! incredible flowers!!!

*ps- I just caught up on your blog- how I love reading what you have to say!

Penless Thoughts said...

How very sweet, thoughtful and lovely!!!

Erica said...

I'm pretty sure the orange bloom is Butterfly Weed. My folks are in KY and it grows wild there, but it's very rare. The seeds are like $40/oz! Someone must be cultivating it to be able to put it in bouquets!!! It's a very pretty flower, and the butterflies go crazy over it!

I'm thinking it's in the milkweed family, but am not sure about that.

Deborah said...

Yes, the orange flower is butterfly weed. It grows in abundance along the railroad tracks where I live (SW Ontario, CAN).

It does not transplant well, but it will self seed.

I think Erica is right. It is from the milkweed family. It gets very similar pods in the fall.

Becky said...

Is butterfly weed the same as penta? It looked like penta to me, and I know penta is a self cultivating flower here that draws butterflies. I wonder.

Very pretty boquet. My boys used to bring me dandelions. I put those in vases too, but yours are much nicer.