Tag Archives: springtime

Happy spring!

21 Mar

It’s the first day of spring, but the temperature is still pointing south. Much of the U.S. is still under mounds of snow, and tomorrow’s forecast warns for a few more inches in the Midwest.

Trader Joe’s comes through with another burst of warm weather promise and joy:

Ranunculus blossoms from Trader Joe's

Ranunculus blooms. Beauty abounds.

Ranunculus is a lovely flower with a bloom that’s a tonic for the eyes and a name that sounds like a spell from Harry Potter.

Gorgeous flowers, and so reasonably priced!

Six buck beauty at Trader Joe’s

Thank you, Trader Joe’s.

And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

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Prolific and terrific: Ranunculus

Ranunculus arrangements

Meaning and symbolism of Ranunculus

Daffodils when it rains. Perfect. Just what I needed.

30 Jan

The world’s been a little topsy turvy lately, and the weather has been leading the tumult.

Yesterday, in Kansas City, we hit a record high of 76 degrees for that day. Thunderstorms overnight left us with a still-balmy awakening, but by mid morning the temperature started turning south, and it was downright chills and drizzle by the time I left work and headed for a quick trip to Trader Joe’s.

I was carried through the entryway in a swirl of floral scents, but I was rushing in from the cold and didn’t take as much notice as when I was leaving.

On my way out, I lingered to whiff a while. Just standing still, letting go of the day’s rush and filling my lungs with daffodil air made me feel so good. On a cold and dreary night, the little plants, sitting pretty like it was a sunny spring day, were just what I needed. A wintertime spirit lifter.

Daffodils from Trader Joe's

“I wandered lonely as a cloud…”

Thanks much, Trader Joe’s.

And thank you for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

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Daffodils, by William Wordsworth

American Daffodil Society

From the Flower Expert

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