In Flowers

May Flowers


Hi everyone! Well, here it is May already. Can you believe it? After our long winter,ย I’ve been eagerly awaiting this time of year and the warmer weather and sunny skies that it brings.For what seems like months now, there’s been thoughts dancing around in my head about how wonderful it will be to get outdoors…wondering what flowers I should plant…if I should make a little garden. I try to block any notion of pulling weeds, painting the fence or of voles that have completely ruined my yard. Sadly though, I haven’t gotten much of anything done, since nice days have been few and far between.

I’m thinking that instead of saying “April showers bring May flowers,” the more appropriate phrase around here would be “April snow brings May flowers.” Let’s hope anyway, since there’s not a whole lot of bloomin’ going on in these parts.


A few weeks back the florist called to tell me that they had finally received one of my flower favorites…ranunculus. I needed a little slice of spring so I rushed right over. I can’t wait for my yard to start sprouting some others that I love like lilacs, peonies and hydrangeas. Do you have a favorite flower that you plant every year or one that you can’t wait for it to bloom?


As I was snapping away, I remembered that I had this pretty round box…it’s covered in vintage wallpaper. Isn’t it a cute little prop? I wish I didn’t love little odds and ends like this so much, I never know what to do with them other than use them for photos. I tell myself that that’s a good enough reason to have them around.


Well, that’s all for today…just a few flower photos.
Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a happy weekend!



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  • La Vie Quotidienne

    How lovely and the little box is perfect for arranging ~ I do the same thing…love little boxes especially ones covered with flowers.

    May 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm Reply
  • Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    Beautiful as always! Our weather is absolutely freaky down here in Texas, we had a FREEZE warning last night!!!


    May 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • Shabby soul

    My darling your photos are enchanting: as always it's a pleasure for the eyes visit you!

    May 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm Reply
  • sandy @ french laundry 132

    Well Spring sure has played some tricks on all of us it seems. I can't believe snow! I've been watching the weather channel with my mouth dropped open. Mother Nature is very confused this year. Keep your chin up!

    We have moles/voles in our yard too and with the dog trying to find them in the back yard, it's just a mess too. Thankfully he has never dug one up, although when we aren't looking, he tries again. We applied Milky Spore last fall to the entire front yard and it seems great! I'm not sure why we overlooked the back yard.

    Gorgeous photos!

    May 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Alabaster Rose Lifestyle

    Oh Tricia, these photos are absolutely stunning!!!!
    Wait until you see your spread. I am so excited, it turned out beautifully thanks to your gorgeous photos!!!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    May 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest

    Absolutely stunning photos.

    Spring for you will be there soon, no worries – soon I will be complaining about the incesstant HEAT. I just know it.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    May 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm Reply
  • Vibeke Sรฆther Svenningsen

    Hugs Vibeke

    May 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    Love, you know they are my favorite. Bad weather here too….rain, rain, and more rain. Hope it warms up soon. Have a great weekend.


    May 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm Reply
  • Yvonne @ StoneGable

    We are floral kindred spirits! LOVE your pink ranunculas! Happy Weekend!

    May 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm Reply
  • Ruth

    Oh, these are wonderful! I adore ranunculus, we just don't get them like that over in the UK unless you grow your own! Beautiful to see these ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 3, 2013 at 6:56 pm Reply
  • Blueberry

    Love your may flowers! โ™ฅ

    May 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm Reply
  • The Rosegarden in Malevik

    woow…… your flowers are just beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚
    May month is just wonderful…
    and do not miss,,,,,,,,


    it is FUN ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hรฅkan ( The Roseman)

    May 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm Reply
  • Tulla and Catie

    I really love these flowers! When I married my bridal bouquet consisted of white ranunculus – it was sooo beautiful! I also like roses, tulips and of course hortensia.
    I wish you also a nice weekend,
    yours Barbara

    May 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    Truly one of my favorite flowers, they just make me smile. And you need pretties like your little box in your life, they bring joy!!

    May 3, 2013 at 8:40 pm Reply
  • Desire Empire

    So pretty. wishing you a speedy arrival to spring.

    May 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm Reply
  • Mari Crea

    Beautiful may flowers
    Have a nice weekend

    May 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm Reply
  • julie - eab designs

    Ranunculus are my favorite too – especially pink! Beautiful photos. I'll have to save it to my desk top so I can look at them all day. Have a super weekend!

    May 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm Reply
  • Georgianna

    Simply gorgeous, Tricia!!! LOVE them all โ€“ you are so wonderful with spring blossoms. I remember the first time I saw your blog and your plum blossoms made me gasp! I hope spring is with you soon! xoxo

    May 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • Liz

    so pretty I changed my site name url…

    May 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    What lovely photos, Tricia…I hope we do get May Flowers! We've had two snowy days already here this month!

    May 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm Reply
  • Blondie's Journal

    I love ranunculus! They remind me of layers of tissue paper. I tried to grow them once and it didn't work out…it was very sweet of your florist to call you! They made for some very pretty photos. I love trinket boxes, too. My dresser is covered in them and I suspect they are all filled with half of an earring set!

    Hang in there…summer has to be near! Just keep bringing the flowers in!


    May 4, 2013 at 1:09 am Reply
  • Sylvia

    Gorgeous Tricia, as always!!! Thank you for your kind words! Enjoy your exquisite ranunculus!

    May 4, 2013 at 1:37 am Reply
  • Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle)

    Oh my goodness, your ranunculus are so ethereal and breathtaking! Can you believe we are going down to 42 F tonight? For Louisiana, this is unheard of in May. Winter does not want to loosen its grip.

    May 4, 2013 at 2:23 am Reply
  • Tereza

    I just love your photos, you are so talented!

    May 4, 2013 at 5:17 am Reply
  • Simo

    adoro il tuo blog e le tue foto…quelle di oggi sono pura poesia!

    May 4, 2013 at 7:06 am Reply
  • Evelyn

    Your ranunculus are beautiful ~ and you can never have too many photography props, it doesn't matter if they're not useful for anything else โ™ฅ

    May 4, 2013 at 7:41 am Reply
  • Vintage Amethyst

    So so pretty.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:16 am Reply
  • Linda R

    Hi Tricia, Your post always make me smile. I just love all your pretty flower photos. Hope you have a happy weekend.


    May 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm Reply
  • Flowers for Love

    Amazing! How beautiful these arrangements of flowers are.. Simply fabulous!!

    May 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm Reply
  • Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

    Ranunculus are the most beautiful flowers! I remember the first time I bought one. It almost didn't look real it was so perfect. Your photos are so lovely!!

    May 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm Reply
  • Nely

    What a beautiful arrangements of flowers,ranunculus are amazing:)

    May 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm Reply
  • Val

    My all time favorite flower. So elegant and gorgeous.

    May 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm Reply
  • Lisa Gordon

    Tricia, these photographs are simply magical, and one of my favorite flowers.

    Spring has definitely had a difficult time arriving this year, but this past week was glorious weather-wise, so maybe it is finally here. Sure hoping so.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

    May 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm Reply
  • Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging

    I love ranunculus (ranunculi?), too. That varigated one looks unusual. Gorgeous photos as always. Don't throw out those pretty little props. Thanks for these images. Enjoy your spring.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm Reply
  • Zhanna Koroleva

    Oh dear… just exactly how i feel when finding another cute box or other lil' thing! I love taking photos with them and that's pretty much it, off to a quiet shelf life ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Gourgeous images, Tricia!

    May 5, 2013 at 3:16 am Reply
  • Charlotte Wilson

    I love your sweet ranunculus! They are so pretty!

    May 5, 2013 at 8:38 am Reply
  • susie @ persimmon moon cottage

    The ranunculus are beautiful and your photographs of them were wonderful! The pretty little box was the perfect touch.

    May 5, 2013 at 9:11 am Reply
  • Barb I love that flower in that tiny box… wow…

    May 6, 2013 at 3:01 am Reply
  • tinajo

    Such gorgeous flowers and colors – wow! ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 6, 2013 at 6:44 am Reply
  • Yaya

    Of the Ranunculus cymbalaria species (singular), I also like charming seaside buttecups blooming especially in yellow, orange or red. It can be found almost in all suitable places within the range of Rs. Not so smart one to be fond of is the shore buttercup species found in a similar habitat that is often of perennial wildflower seeds. I nearly had come to stop when touched it once.

    May 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm Reply
  • Priscila Peters

    Gorgeous!! I'm going to check and see if I'm able to plant Ranunculus in Denver…. I don't know much about flowers.

    May 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Madelief

    Beautiful ranunculus!

    Madelief x

    May 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • janice15

    So very pretty all your photos, just love them… we have had a rain in May the other morning… I think our weather is a little bit mixed up…I cleaned up my whole Garden only for it to rain and blow leaves everywhere..I had to clean it all up again.. happy gardening which ever flowers you choose…with love Janice

    May 7, 2013 at 2:35 am Reply
  • * Villa Lieblich *

    soooooo wonderful

    May 7, 2013 at 7:45 am Reply
  • Robin Johnson

    It's so nice to finally have so nice weather isn't it. I realized a couple days ago that it's almost time to start planting since I normally do so around May 14th. This year I'm just not sure what to do. But I'm looking forward to getting started. Are you sure fences have to be painting? LOL.

    Your photos are gorgeous as always. I'm looking forward to seeing my peniones bloom and also hydrandea. It seems I can never get enough of eithe.

    May 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • Connys Cottage

    great fotos. So lovely flowers.

    greatings send you Conny

    May 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm Reply
  • Hayley

    Honey, you take the most beautiful photos……I am sure that you would put together an amazing coffee table book. I would buy it! xx

    May 8, 2013 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Nancy Claeys {dot} Com

    How gorgeous! I keep saying I'm going to try to grow ranunculus, but keep forgetting! How neat that your florist calls you when the good stuff arrives!

    May 9, 2013 at 11:35 am Reply
  • Caroline

    Just beautiful! I love your styling! These flowers are too pretty for words.

    May 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm Reply

    BEAUTIFUL pictures! Just love them…

    Take care,

    May 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm Reply
  • Deborah

    I love this flower too!!!
    It reminds me of my beloved peony.
    Love the shots you've captured…and oh my I know how you feel about the snow thing. We've had some beautiful hot days and then yesterday it snowed!
    Its crazy!
    Sending love and hugs your way Tricia!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xoxo

    May 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm Reply
  • sarah {findingabundance}

    Such gorgeous photos! Your blog is wonderful eye candy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 14, 2013 at 2:53 am Reply
  • Vintage Home

    oh my …pretty beyond words! The colours are stunning! Love your wee vintage wall paper box!
    Try selling your props, I bet you will have them beating down your door!

    May 16, 2013 at 2:53 am Reply
  • Privet and Holly

    Well my friend,
    spring has finally
    sprung, in a BIG
    way! What a blessing
    to finally see some
    flowers somewhere
    other than the florist : )

    Beautiful photos. I am
    smitten with ranunculus,

    xo Suzanne

    May 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop

    Oh what a lovely post….we are nowhere near peonie season yet,will be well into June before we see them here. I have so missed your blog and stunning photos,but I am back!!!! xo

    May 16, 2013 at 11:15 pm Reply
  • Kia

    Ciao Tricia. Your photos are enchanting, as always! Have a lovely Friday and weekend ahead. ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm Reply
  • dawn {bellavisione}

    i just found your blog and had a long look round … so much beauty … you truly have a gift. i shall continue to visit. have a lovely weekend.

    May 18, 2013 at 2:06 am Reply
  • Bohemian

    Peonies are among my Favs and finally some are coming into the Flower Shops and Specialty Grocery Stores so I plan to rush right out and get some! Unlike you with the extended Cold spell, we are now experiencing the other Weather extreme here in the AZ Desert… where our temps are already in the triple digits… and so less time is spend Gardening since our Spring is very brief.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert… Dawn… The Bohemian

    May 19, 2013 at 7:04 am Reply
  • Diane

    Beautiful post. Visiting from cozy little house, you have a wonderful blog and a beautiful home. Joining you via FB. Diane

    May 20, 2013 at 10:20 am Reply
  • jacqueline

    Dearest sweet Tricia, this is such a beautiful inspiring post! I love spring and all the gorgeous colors it brings. These flowers are my favorite. Have a beautiful day and love to you!

    May 21, 2013 at 8:26 am Reply
  • Between You and Me

    I swear. I could look at your pictures all day long.
    You have tapped into the most wonderful talent that God has given you…..what a gift to be able to capture the beauty of his creation.

    I say you keep those things that serve as props. ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 21, 2013 at 11:18 am Reply
  • nedj

    So sweet colors !!!!

    May 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    Tricia…these are breathtaking and scream spring!

    May 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm Reply
  • June

    Somehow I missed this gorgeous post Trisha! Absolute beauty!
    hugs from here…

    May 24, 2013 at 4:39 am Reply
  • Karen Mary Butterfly

    Trisha, these are gourgeous. No wonder they are your favorite! I love that your florist calls you! I don't even have a "florist." Hum. I think I need to buy more flowers for myself! Gorgeous photos!

    May 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm Reply
  • Priscila Peters

    Hi Tricia!
    Every time I come by I remember how simple and stunning a flower arrangement can be! We're moving to a house now and can't wait to plant flowers….
    Hope you had a nice holiday

    May 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm Reply
  • Hydee Pole Photography

    Beautifully captured. I love these flowers and actually bought one myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm Reply
  • Ivy and Elephants

    Beautiful blooms, your photos are just stunning!

    June 1, 2013 at 10:55 am Reply
  • Kate


    I've missed your blog and your beautiful beautiful pictures!

    Belle la vie

    June 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm Reply
  • jacqueline

    Dearest sweet Tricia, these may flowers are soo gorgeous! I always love all your beautiful props lots! Time sure fly by so fast and we find ourselves in the month of June. I hope you are doing great and i MISS you! Have a beautiful week and love to you!

    June 10, 2013 at 1:12 pm Reply

    Oh how I love your beautiful photos…every one is so gorgeous and my favorite flower ever are Peonies…I buy mine from Trader Joe's. Wish I could grow them, but I think it gets too hot here. xoxo

    June 12, 2013 at 5:28 am Reply
  • sandy @ french laundry 132

    Are you coming to Charleston dear Tricia?????? You must be! When?

    June 13, 2013 at 11:34 pm Reply
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    June 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • Tracey

    Gorgeous as always Tricia!!!!!!! LOVED your contribution to Inspiration Vintage Magazine {got my printed copy the other day}!!!

    Hope you are having a lovely week ~


    ๐Ÿ™‚ T

    June 18, 2013 at 11:53 pm Reply
  • Agi @ Passion shake

    Tricia your blog is so beautiful! I fell in love with your photography and ideas… sooooo pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm a new follower ๐Ÿ™‚
    hugs x

    June 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm Reply
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