Big Love

I hope I am not giving away my age too badly, but I was a floral designer for almost 20 years. Valentines Day was always the biggest holiday.

I can’t believe that this year, I was sitting on the beach instead of stripping rose thorns, I used to work 24/7 at this time of year, instead I am enjoying the sunshine 24/7.

I hope that everyone, exhausted floral designers included, has a very Happy Valentines Day. If you want to see some of the arrangements I designed last year, you can here.


26 Responses so far »

  1. 3

    Deborah, You are living a far more sane life now!! I have never been too involved with this holiday . . . mostly weddings and events. It is a pretty crazy day but I guess it helps many small flower businesses survive the winter. Enjoy your wonderful life!! We are having a bit of a warm trend for a few days . . . from snowy New England. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. 5

    Edith Hope said,

    Dearest D, What a difference a year makes!! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Ian. Enjoy!!

  3. 7

    I was thinking about you Deborah as I was writing the post as I remember that big box that you got sent to you last year with all those wonderful snowdrops. I have enjoyed looking through your Barbados photos – Have a wonderful Valentines Day.

  4. 9

    Anna said,

    What a difference a year makes! Hope that you are enjoying the slower pace of life and that the two of you have been able to enjoy some time together today 🙂

  5. 11

    Barbara H. said,

    I’m so glad you are getting new perspectives and a well-deserved chance to re-charge yourself. It’s important when we get those life slowed down breaks to fully appreciate them as the important part of the life cycle that they are – sort of what the garden does every year. When we swing back into action, it’s with renewed vigor. I hope Ian is getting some of this down time, too!

  6. 13

    Enjoy every sun-filled minute of it. But wear that sunscreen, girl. Happy V-Day!

  7. 15

    What a difference!!! No more thorn stripping this year, glad you are enjoying your time. 🙂

  8. 17

    Andrea said,

    good for you, you can now afford to rest and do whatever you want especially on Valentine’s Day. have fun, life is too short not to reap its bounties.

  9. 19

    Deborah, Orange roses, especially with a little red in them, are my favorites. Late Happy Valentines Day. Carolyn

  10. 21

    So your 35 !
    Enjoy the rest.

  11. 23

    Barbara said,

    Happy belated Valentine’s Day. What a treat for you that you don’t have to bind a bunch of rose bouquets this year, and instead can lounge around on beaches taking beautiful photos of sunsets. Barbara

  12. 25

    Holley said,

    Yes, I always feel sorry for florists as they work overnight trying to make everyone else happy. Glad you’re getting some rest and relaxation. Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day!

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