This is one of my favorite vintage postcards, filled with so many things I treasure – flowers, a cart full of prettily-wrapped packages, and a jauntily dressed messenger.
While all these things will always have a place on my blog, since we’re wrapping up my extensive May tribute to flowers, I thought it’d be fun to do another bouquet of flower-related link love and all-round blooming goodness. Let’s end May with a floral flourish for all our senses. This is a rather lengthy post so you may want to pour yourself some herbal tea and settle back.
Flowers belong at the table. Not just as lovely centerpiece, but also on the menu as well.
- Here’s a lovely collection of edible flower recipes and photos.
- And here’s a recipe for lilac sugar, which I find delightful. It’s a twist on the more typical lavender sugar which is wonderful as well.
It’s always lovely to hold a flower or an armload, but how else can we touch flowers?
- Here’s a tutorial on how to cut some paper flowers.
- Maybe this book will appeal to you – Bach Flower Massage. Learn how to use flower essences in massage.
As a flower essence practitioner I work with a lot of essences, and the Living Tree Orchid Essences are some of my favorites. But you don’t have to be using them to enjoy the photographs and videos of the orchids.
- Check out the videos here.
- Or perhaps you’d like an app.
Another way to keep your eyes of the flowers and their messages in mind is to use a flower oracle deck.
- Isha Lerner’s Power of Flower Deck is one of my favorites. You can check it out and pull a card online here.
- If you want to check out other flower decks, head over to Aeclectic Tarot and check out their flower cards page. They’re a great resource to check out a myriad of tarot and oracle decks – offering reviews and previews of the cards. Definitely a keeper resource.
- Wearing a flower lei is a wonderful way to be enveloped in the scent of flowers while looking beautiful as well. Here’s instructions on how to make one. And an article with some info about various Hawaiian flowers used in leis.
- Not enough blossoms to make a lei? Perhaps making a paper one is more appealing. And you can always dab it with some essential oils for fragrance. Here’s a tutorial.
There are a lot of songs about flowers, but I vote we choose this one as our flower-love anthem.
While that covers my scent-sual sense-ual goodies in my flower cart, let’s not forget it’s Friday and that means it’s also time to play in Daisy Yellow Share the Link Love challenge where we spread the love by mentioning 5 blogs that inspire us. Be sure to stop by there and see what everyone is sharing. Here’s my list for this week and most of them have a flower connection.
- I love Waverly Fitzgerald. She’s a brilliant researcher and writer, always up to something, but I especially love her connection to the natural world and its rhythms. Check out Living in Season. It’s being updated rather infrequently at this point, but there is so much seasonal stuff to enjoy you can spead a LOT of time here as well as her other older site. Poke around.
- Little Somethings – interesting finds and anything involving a branch or twig and I think that sums it up pretty nicely.
- Creativity for the Soul has little peony love today, but I’ve also been keeping an eye out here as I’m very much a mandala enthusist and that’s a big focus.
- Book artist and teacher Dea Fischer’s blog is a new find for me (thanks Pattie!) but it’s rich in inspiration. I’ll be hanging around here a lot for sure.
- Maya Stein has been on my radar for a little more than a year. She does 10-line Tuesday where every week she writes a 10-line poem. Last year she did the Type Rider project where she did a cross-country tour hauling a typewriter on her bike and stopping various places and inviting people to write. This is the kind of stuff I love. Find out what she’s up to next.
There you have it – a plethora of posy love and links to creative inspiration. Today is the final day in Lori Moon’s May Flower Challenge and I invite you to visit there as well. With May all but wrapped up, was it a good one? What kind of florigraphy rating would you give it? My bouquet would include Peach with means “your charms are unequaled.” Did you find something here you’re inspired by, or have something of your own to share. Do tell, you know I want to hear.