Monday, February 27, 2017

Glass Flowers

The rain stopped for awhile and it was a sunny day, so me and my son took a drive to the country for lunch.  I try to encourage my kids often to leave the busyness of their own towns and take a drive to the countryside for a day.  We had pizza for lunch at one of my favorite places.  I love their red and white checkered floors, and on the shelf above were BIG cans of pizza sauce.  Then, we drove to the country and gazed at green meadows and lovely horses.  The red door picture is a charming little country store that I always stop at.  They have the cutest things there, and I find something every time.  On the way home, we stopped at the nursery.  I wanted to see all the new flowers that are coming in for spring.  The Ranunculus were beautiful.  I planted these in my garden once, but they never made it.  There was a ceramic pot of glass flowers that were stunning, and I wanted to get one, but didn't.  The royal blue flower really got to me though.  It was such a pleasant day with my son, and I loved talking with him while we drove on the country roads. 
















Can't believe it's almost March!
 
~Sheri

26 comments:

Pilar said...

It sounds you and your son had a lovely time! The flowers are so pretty! Isn't it crazy it's almost March?! I hope you have a great week Sheri!

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Sheri, Your visit and ride in the country with your son sounds very relaxing. The pizza restaurant is cute as can be. How nice to spend time in conversation while enjoying the pretty scenery, horses etc.
Those glass flowers are very colorful and gorgeous. I have a blog friend in MN who makes her own glass flowers. If you would like to take a look, here is the link: http://farsideoffifty.blogspot.com/search?q=glass+flowers
Wishing you a very nice Monday. xoxo Mildred

Susie said...

Sheri, So glad you had a fun day with your son. I like that you had lunch together and then drove thru the country for some peace and quiet. Love the pictures of the green pastures and the horse. Don't you think those flower are similar in shape to the rose. I like all those colors. Blessings for a new week of fun and adventures. oxox,love , Susie

Regine Karpel said...

Great.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What a fun and colorful day! I love days like this,Sheri.
I just know that you and your son had such a good visit, lunch and time together. There is nothing quite as special as spending time with our children.
Thinking of you on this Monday morning.
Love,
Jemma

TARYTERRE said...

What a delightful afternoon you had with your son. The flowers are beautiful. And that red door really stands out. How charming.

Sherry said...

such a meaningful getaway for a day..
i love pizza and imagine it tastes even
better in such a cute setting. :)

Walking the Bean said...

Colorful shots! Iv always been about not allowing our busyness take us away from living. I'm glad you were able to do that today. Looks like a mom and pop pizza place...those are the best!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Glass flowers...oh those are gorgeous! I think we all need one of them in our garden. It looks so pretty and green and I love the photo of the horse! Enjoy your week sweet lady! Hugs!

Dewena said...

You know the bestest places, Sheri!

I think it's time I took some time away from settling in here and headed down a country road.

Patricia said...

Time with our adult children is precious indeed Sheri. What a nice time with your son, sharing pizza. Those glass flowers are very stunning, but the natural flowers, even better. I have never succeeded with ranunculus either - they must be a bit tricky!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri it looks like you and your son enjoyed a beautiful day in the countryside. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos you captured on your very special day.
xoxo,
Vera

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You always have such beautiful country drives dearest Sheri! And that horse...............MINE!

It's me said...

Yes Yes Yes !!!..almost spring !!...can't wait 30 march our pup is comming home.....love it x ❤️

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

What a nice way to spend time with your son Sheri. I love all of your photos, all the flowers are so pretty...It's almost Springtime :) !
XOXO

Holly said...

Ranunculus remind me of tissue paper flowers. We had some planted but hard water and heat ruined them. In fall I wanted to drive around and take barn photos but never got to it, but Spring barns may be just as enchanting with all the blooming going on.

Michelle B said...

There is nothing better than a good pizza! I enjoy a drive on a country road with no place in particular to be. :) I love ranunculus flowers! I find them as cut flowers once in a rare while at Trader Joe's, I wouldn't ever try to grow them, I don't think I could keep them alive...
Have a great day!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Days like this, spent with someone you love, are such a treasure. Love all the sights - such a cute cafe' and those tomato cans would make great planters! You can see I have gardening on my mind.....I have a couple of glass flowers that I received as gifts. Don't know where I put them, though. Lovely scenes of the countryside. Glad you got to spend this wonderful day together. Sending hugs xo Karen

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, what a day to be cherished! Fabulous. And your photos are wonderful. Ohhhhh, those glass flowers! Imagine them on a porch! How exquisite. Thanks for sharing. And for all your visits to Writing Straight from the Heart. Hugs. Susan

Jeanie said...

What a marvelous day you shared! And those flowers -- glass and for real -- are to die for! I can only begin to imagine what a wonderful time you had!

Imogen said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I like the idea of taking a day out of town every so often. I should do that. Beautiful pictures. The horse has to be one of my favourites. The flowers are such pretty colours also. I cannot believe it is March either. I want time to slow down so I can enjoy it more. At least March is my birthday month.

carolina g. ticala said...

Congratulations on your work, I love the photos!!kiss
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Lyosha Varezhkina said...

Having such small break outs are so good! These are my treasures from when I was a kiddo, I loved such days so much!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog
P.S. would you like to follow each other?

marcia said...

A mother and son lunch, priceless.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful colors with us, dearest Sheri.
Always so good to visit with you.
xoxo

Carla from The River said...

I always love when you share an outing with your son. xx oo
I enjoyed the green, the bright flowers and beauty of the country side.
Thank you!
Carla

Lowcarb team member said...

How lovely to spend time with your son.
The coloured flowers are beautiful.

All the best Jan