One of the fun things about May is it’s time for Lori Moon’s annual May Flower Challenge – a celebration of all things flower-related. I happened to stumble upon it last year in the final days of May so I didn’t get to play much. But I expect this year will be different. And as Lori says “I believe that flowers are nature’s way of smiling.” Let’s celebrate those smiles!
While I’m happy to report the tulips and wild violets are in joyful bloom, not much else is blossoming in my yard yet. So today’s journal page is a mixed media creation. As an added theme bonus, one of the layers of paper is handmade and incorporates bits of plants.
I was noticing today that I have a lot of flower-y things in my home. I might make taking photos of them part of my May practice. This month Magpie Girl’s Flock is exploring Whimsy and I’m thinking whimsy and flowers have a lot in common. Here’s to all of us having a whimsical flower-filled month!
For today’s pressing flower question (not to be confused with flower pressing, the art of preserving flowers) – what are your favorite blossoms? Have a flower story to share? Do share – you know I love to hear.
I love the concept of the flower challenge! Ha! I just came in from leaning very close to the ground to take a picture. My husband asked why I was photographing a weed. My reply: “but it’s blooming and the blossoms are so delicate!”
I look forward to seeing your virtual bouquets!
LOL – I love that Ruth. And I’m sure the blossom loved having her picture taken. Beauty loves to be appreciated! I do hope you’ll be playing in the flower challenge – maybe we’ll get to see that photo.
Deborah – Welcome to May and flowers. Thanks for playing along. I love your journal page. I look forward to what you discover flower related during this month of May. – Lori
I’m so delighted you’re hosting this May flower extravaganza Lori – what fun!
Oh how I wish there were flowers all around outside right now. I will take any form of flower I can get and the ones in nature touch my heart. Grown from the soil, coming up when they are ready…it’s amazing.
Yes, when you really spend any time considering it, every flower is such a little miracle. I love them in all their stages, but there really is something special about watching them poking up in Spring.