tussie-mussie is a small bunch of flowers




Hello peaches and plums and strawberry preserves.
Today,   I'm woolgathering thoughts of Summer Gardens.   The bunching of posy flowerpot crowns, the smell of earth,  small hands decorated by the soil, and the blossom of life.  Give me a pot for growing flowers, and I'll kiss the ground.  

 Like any nature girl, I fawn for the flower blossom, but secretly, I've desired a garden of food.  A garden of herbs and spices and vegetables. I want to sow seedlings into buds, and buds into salads. 

 When I was a young girl,   my family had a chive garden. With freckles in hand, I would sneak into the backyard, and munch on chives. 



I watched my mother play vegetable grower,  and I wanted to repeat her stride.  The rake in messy hands, the worms chasing pavement, the tug and tow of the weed whacker.   As a seedling, I knew nothing of soil, or water, or flower growing.   All I knew was water meant breath for the garden.

One summer, my mother brought me sunflower seeds.    She dug a patch, beside wooden slats, and patted soil deep into earth's breast. Then she said, "Amy, this is for sun flower growing".    With baby soft hands, I planted sunflower seeds, and rolled my belly in the clay.

For everyday that summer, I talked to my sunflower seeds, until they turned into buds, I watered the buds, until they turned into vines, I watched the vines, until they turned into blossoms.  I married my sun flower, bathed her, fed her, and kept her pretty.


Yesterday, the heat of the sun lit where I laid. I tried to nap like a baby's belly beneath the golden coin, instead, I rested my body, and daydreamed of orange trees, and buckets of petals.
Too often, we buy tickets to dreamland through sleeping eyes.
((Slumber is not needed for dream bound boats.))
((The brain, and blood bring me to my woolgathering, with or without sleeping hours.))

 

To match my mood of Summer gardens, and open eyed dreaming, I wore flower shorts. They are two sizes too big, but that didn't keep me slow or fickle.     The enchantment of their high waist, delicate lace, and the rarity of the flower clusters brought my wallet to spill.



The spring air is chanting for womens summer shorts, and wedges of gold.
At last, we belong to the sun.

The language of today was short. This post was full of photographs, and little wordlings.  I'm awfully tied to the day. Studies, promises, and letter writing.  Tonight, my lips will pout on cups of flower gin, and the family will be festive to celebrate a birthday. Not my birthday, but a sweet one's birthday. Here's to life.


Sneaking kisses, and hugs x
((Happy birthday flower blossom, and Mothers day..))


what i wore
flower shorts- vintage $13
belt- mom's vintage $0
boots- sponsor atseoul.com

46 comments:

  1. I love your shorts! xD

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  2. Tracy5.5.11

    I remember those sunflowers....I should have planted more because they were beautiful. Do you remember the pumpkins? Lovely post, as usual you write exquisitely and look stunning :)

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  3. I am loving this look on you!
    ~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/

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  4. You write so well. I always enjoy reading what you have to say.

    P.S. Those shorts are absolutely perfect on you.

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  5. i enjoy reading your stories and at the same time marvel at your shorts. so summery. I want summer to be here already.

    xoxo

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  6. everything's cool, and boots are cool but not on this outfit... this outfit needs soemthing lighter onm your feet...
    but you're cute

    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hi Amy, I loved your story of growing sunflowers. There really is nothing better than planting seeds and watching them growing, I love to take cuttings too to make more flowers for my garden :) How I yearn for space for a veg and fruit patch too! My Granny had a wonderful area and I remember helping on it when I was little too. Have a lovely weekend, Catherine x

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  8. your hair is amazing!
    love the entire outfit, as usual :D
    Rosie xo

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  10. Anonymous6.5.11

    look at you pretty shorts!

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  11. You look so pretty! And I love love love those shorts!

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  12. Thanks for dropping by to visit my blog! Yours is lovely and you hair is amazing!! Will be back again soon :) x

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  13. Anonymous6.5.11

    I love the shorts, they were made for you

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  14. floral shorts hit a bulls eye doll! too cute of an outfit, i think you'd be the worlds most adorable gardener ever! i dream of a veggie garden one day or perhaps an english rose one with the scent wafting through the air and into my bedroom, so good! hope the birthday celebrations were a joy - happy weekend wishes! ♥

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  15. I am speechless..thank you so much for the comment!!

    xoxo
    Sheryl

    www.walkinwonderland.com

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  16. OMG i love your hair and you're so pretttyyy!

    http://hippiegonemad.blogspot.com/

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  17. oh those pictures are gorgeous!! <3
    i've followed you, mind to follow back? thanks! :)

    xx

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  18. cute shorts! ^-^
    xox

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  19. The shorts are a garden. Get your garden started Amy youd make a really good flower grower because you love your flowers !!

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  20. Awe:) thank you so much! Aside from having amazing taste (as shown above...one of my favorite outfits), you also have such a lovely way of writing:) thank you for being wonderful!

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  21. you look adorable, very cute shorts :)

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  22. Great look, your floral shorts are awesome :)

    Day By Diva
    Day By Diva

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  23. love ur short dear and nice blog!!! :D

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  24. Cute outfit!
    love the shorts!
    xx

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  25. heyyy amy :)

    thanks for the comment on my blog, following you now <3

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  26. you look lovely :3 cute shorts xx

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  27. you look so cute!!

    love the shorts!

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  28. Everything about your outfit is perfection! I thought the shorts were my favourite, then the top, then the shoes! i just can't choose!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  29. Anonymous9.5.11

    Reply to my Email
    Sincerely,
    Marcus :)

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  30. Great outfit, reminds me of the 1980's. I love it! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  31. the shorts are so cute!! love them !

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  32. Hi! I`m glad you found my blog cause that meant I found yours! I really like it! You have a new follower. Adorable floral shorts! xx

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  33. This is very chic!!! >.<


    catherine

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  34. You are such an amazing writer Amy, seriously never stop writing!

    And can I just say how much I LOVE those shorts! They are what my hubby calls 80's bum shorts and your 80's bum is looking super cute in them!!

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  35. Lovely outfit :) you have a good taste when it comes to fashion

    Claire M.

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  36. hey dear, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. amazed by your style we are now one of your followers. nice shorts nice shoes(crave for it) and nice outfit. what a combinations :D

    thatmeltingcheese.blogspot.com

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  37. you are so pretty and this outfit looks so good on you! love the shorts! :)

    http://lemonxmelon.blogspot.com/

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  38. in love with your shorst! xx

    www.moustachic.com
    www.moustachic.com
    www.moustachic.com

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  39. love your blog! x

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  40. lovely, those shorts are so cute!

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  41. Wow, you have an amazing style! I really like the t-shirt.

    And thank you for leaving comment on my site. :) But reality was a little different - I didn't read, I studied for my maturita exam which I have on Monday.

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  42. those shorts are the greatest xxx

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