I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 8, 2011

True Blue Friends

" A true friend reaches for your hand
 and touches your heart. "~
Attributed to Heather Pryor

I got an email the other night, from my best friend L.
It said, Open your front door I left something for you.
love, l

I ran to the door and at the top of the steps in my blue beach towel hamper, was an LL Bean tote filled with ...tah dah! an enormous bouquet of fresh blue , glorious blue! hydrangeas.

Maybe my most-all-time-best-favorite cut flower in the world! (I love the bushes too but they made me sad, missing Cape Cod and family...sigh.)

Plus she tucked in a huge batch of hand sewing, completed to help me due to my injured hand...and also just because she's the best. (If you get a heart sewed up by her, you're lucky!) And a jar of homemade snap pea pickles! Yum!

Am I blessed or what?


These flowers make me smile. They brought me joy all through a somewhat tedious and fraught holiday weekend....

The hydrangeas make me happy...

The shades of blue simply move my heart, touch my artist's soul?

I feast my eyes. And I treasure the dear friend who shared them with me....


Another friend, an internet friend, also sent a lovely gift. She and I share a love of and reverence for antique/ vintage Native American turquoise and silver jewelry. Especially bracelets, in my case.

Navaho Sunflower bracelet
 She has photographed her family's collection and was kind enough to send me pictures to pore over, drool over...yearn after, and learn from.

Santo Domingo Pueblo cuff

Treasures indeed!
Hopi picked silver cuf with turquoise flower

And I cherish all my blog friends and readers! Thank you for every visit, every comment....



gone to the beach.....


photos of silver bracelets courtesy of my friend L [another L]. Thank you!


  1. Wow, I just love the color of those flowers. We sadly have a hard time growing them out here. :( But I have one, that is still trying to survive....LOL You have a wonderful friend for sure! Kit

  2. Oh what a lucky lady you are! These hydrangeas are absolutely beautiful!!! Your friend is to be treasured for sure!!

    Love your pictures...

    xoxo Gert

  3. I found you by following the link on your comment to Lisa's post.

    I was so happy that I came to visit.

    What a beautiful post. I'm a blue person and the flowers and your blog are so wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing.

    (a kindred beach person)


    P.S. - Don't worry about my email address showing...I don't mind using the delete key for annoying messages. ;-)

  4. I love the flowers you got!!! Because the only flowers I get to keep are of the silk variety, I never know what is what ... ok, I can ID roses and carnations, but my skills are lacking.

    I hope they smelled as good as they looked!


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