Tuesday, September 4, 2012

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 26

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I bet I know what you're thinking...
"Great, another photo of Leigh's Gardenia bush."
I just can't help it, y'all.
My Gardenia bushes make me so happy
that I will celebrate the blooms over and over again.

One of the reasons that they make me so happy
is because I pretty much ignore them
until the beautiful flowers pop open
and suddenly my front yard smells dreamy.

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By now, ya'll must be on a first name basis
with my lovely Miss Huff's Lantana.
I know that I've rambled on and on about them
and even wrote a poem declaring my love for them.

These tough ladies don't need my help at all.
I just adore that I walk past this bush every single day
and then one sunny morning
when I step out on my porch, the flowers say
"Good morning and how do you do?"

Pure happiness!


You see, I have a black thumb.
I even managed to kill a cactus once,
and they are pretty tough to kill.

So, I celebrate the flowers in my life
that show up despite the fact
that I don't do one thing to keep them alive.

Like the Rose bush on my back deck that
I can see it through my kitchen window
while I load the dishwasher.

The dainty flowers are actually pretty bawdy
and almost defiantly bloom above their thorns.

I love the flowers
that love me
even though
I only love them
when they show up.

Right now,
all three of these bushes are in bloom
and I feel like old friends have stopped by for a visit
even though I haven't called them in a year.

We have an unconditional love


Want to join me in my quest
to scout out happiness for a whole year?
Simply post a photo of something that
makes you wildly happy and tell us all about it.
Then, steal my button and include it in your post.
Don't forget to link up to Mr. Linky.


Dina Lettre said...

I can totally relate! Really love that Lantana.

Sarah Halstead said...

Gorgeous!! Love it.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful flowers.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Gardenias are my all time favorite flower- so post pics of them all you like :) Just beautiful!

Tima said...

Those are pretty. They would bring me happiness each week. I'd probably photograph them each week too.

Christina at My Moment Captured said...

Understandable they make you happy, gorgeous flowers! :)

Hi, I am an old participant, popping back with a new blog. :)

Kristy LifenReflection said...

It is beautiful!

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful flowers!!!

Have a lovely week!

From Tracie said...

I always love your flower pictures.

Lantanas are my daughter's favorite.

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Gardenia's are my favorite!!! Beautiful to look at and smells soooooooooooo good!! :)

Linda D. said...

Glad ur old friends bloom faithfully where they are planted. A lesson for us all!

Sue said...

I love gardenias best of all.

And I have a black thumb, too.


Andrea said...

At first I thought you'd been stealing flowers again! These are beautiful!