Love Thursday: Flowering Surprises

During my first date with P, he disappeared for a few minutes while snipping a miniature rose off of a nearby bush. Keeping his reputation safe as village flower thief, the other day when he took the chicken photos, he also showed up with something else for me–our first mandorla blossom this season. This wasn’t technically thieving, though, as the tree is ours.

FYI, usually February brings these dainty flowers, but I suppose the temperate weather has fooled them.

In the sunshine:

And at sunset:

Happy Love Thursday everyone!


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17 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday: Flowering Surprises”
  1. Ms Adventures in Italy

    That second one close up is very nice. πŸ™‚

  2. Anonymous

    lovely flower/s. But what i like best is how you balanced the vase on that skinny skinny rail to take the photos. For sure if i’d done that some wind would have come along…. vanessa

  3. J.Doe

    Pretty pictures, especially the second one.

  4. bella

    Beautiful flower – beautiful view. Is that the view from your window? I love it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I assure you, it’s not super interesting πŸ˜‰ It’s like a year’s worth of complaining before I decided to ‘stop complaining’ six months ago.
    Your life in Italy looks magical.

  5. Becslifeonline

    Beautiful flowers πŸ™‚ But omg that view in the background is breathtaking!!! One of the many reasons I want to live in Italy! Hehe πŸ˜€ Btw, I’m doing that “Letter game” today, I haven’t forgotten, it was just hard to think of 10 things beginning with ‘R’.

  6. Jenna

    The second one took my breath away. I love flowers and the shot is stunning.

    Happy Love Thursday!

  7. Waspgoddess

    I’m suffering with acute jealousy for the following three reasons:

    1/ you’re living in Italy
    2/ with a stunning view like that
    3/ and a man who brings you flowers

    You’ve got it sussed.

  8. Jen

    Really beautiful pictures–view, composition, execution, plus the memory of a husband who’s romantic enough to bring you flowers. You’re very lucky! Happy Love Thursday!

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  10. Tina

    Stunning pictures and stunning view!!!

    And how sweet for you! πŸ™‚

  11. PastorMac's Ann

    Wow. Beautiful flowers. You really captured an amazing moment with that second one.

    How sweet that he brings you flowers.

    Happy LT.

  12. Bongga Mom

    What a lovely view, I can just feel my bones radiating with summer warmth when I look at your photo….

  13. sognatrice

    I’m a very lucky gal, I know. Thanks for the compliments everyone πŸ™‚

  14. Jeffo

    Wow, vey nice photos and story.


  15. shaz

    photos are beautiful!

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