Happy Friday Cottage Fix friends! Today’s bouquet is more special than most, accompanied you see by a champagne toast! Honey and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary tomorrow. Yay! When I think back on the spring we first met and started dating, it feels like just yesterday, but somehow a dream. It was so many years ago that a handsome young musician followed me around a college campus wooing me with gifts of strawberry kiwi Snapple and inviting me to the band’s next gig. I think it was love at first sight with his devilish grin and charm. I swear he would just pop up anywhere and everywhere, my very own college boy stalker. Grin. Isn’t this a beautiful bouquet, especially for the end of summer heading into fall. The colors are fresh, yet warm and the eucalyptus smells divine. Honey treated me to these to celebrate.
And this big yellow beauty is the last of my daughter’s sunflowers from the back garden. They really did much better than I thought they would. We ended up with a cute little sun flower patch that soared above the weeds and bloomed all the time.
I have this vision of an English garden for out back, with whimsical perennials of holly hock and delphinium. The English roses would perfume the patio and the butterflies would flutter about. And a perfectly manicured row of boxwood for added structure and year round green. A garden dream for sure…
We’re in for a treat tomorrow. We’ll be watching our daughter in her first cross-country meet of the season, and then off to the football game to watch our son in the marching band. I so love watching them both do their thing, nothing else like it! And finally we’re heading out for a romantic dinner, nothing fancy, somewhere quaint with delicious food. I’ll let Honey pick I think. I’m such a home–girl though, I’d be just as happy with take out, champagne, and a movie on the sofa.