The Posy - Scene & Story June 2017

On a bench at the lakeside metro station,
there was a forgotten posy of wild flowers starting to look a little wilted
and very thirsty.

The next metro didn't come for five minutes and nobody came to claim these flowers,
so it seemed the best thing to do was to bring them home,
trim their stalks and give them plenty of water.
They soon perked up in my little fluted vase
and their presence on my small round table
was both joyful and endearing.

I had a feeling that these flowers had been picked by a young child,
the stalks were uneven and broken at all different lengths.
I just hoped that she (or he) didn't go back to look for them...
and find them gone.

If you know the little posy creator,
please will you thank them for me
and show them how their flowers have been loved and well-cared for in my home.
They have thrived and smiled at me for many days.
Every time I looked at them, I thought of you,
the unknown and mysterious posy child!

A tender posy
Quite forgotten on a bench
Found its way to me.

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28 comments

  1. These are beautiful, and that child has good taste if it was a young one. So glad that you rescued them.

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    1. Yes, the colours of the wildflower posy was so harmonious! I'm glad they came to live with me and continue blooming for a good while!

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  2. Oh! I wonder who left them?

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  3. So sweet. I am glad you brought them home and cared for them!

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    1. Thank you, Tammie Lee. Yes, I'm so glad those pretty wild flowers were able to prolong their life for many days in my home!

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  4. What a delightful find, and a perfect Scene & Story! I absolutely love this!

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    1. Thank you, Lee. It's so nice to remember moments like these which are remembered and relived through a favourite photo from the past month!

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  5. Such a lovely bouquet and sweet that you revived them and enjoyed them!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. I often thought of those little hands which had picked those sweet flowers!

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  6. What a lovely find, Sarah!
    They are a beautiful combination.
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Yes a lovely posy of wild flowers!

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  7. What a sweet little forgotten gift to find.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it really was!

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  8. A tender posy photographed very tenderly. How sweet is this photo and your story as well. I'm glad that you took such good care of these beautiful little flowers.

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    1. Thank you, Carola. Yes, it is a sweet story with a happy end for me!

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  9. You did a lovely job rescuing them and I love the table cloth with the flowers. Such a perfect backdrop! A lovely little bouquet of spring flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne. The tablecloth, out of focus, to give full attention to the flowers, is a beautiful hand-embroidered one which I picked up second-hand at a market. I like to imagine the gifted person who did this embroidery and I like to use it and enjoy it and feel grateful to her!

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  10. I'm glad the posy went to a good home.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Thanks, Sarn. I'm glad it came to spend its time with me as well!

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  11. I think it's great that they were found and rescued. A beautiful gathering!

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    1. Thank you, Jill, for popping in and leaving a comment!

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  12. Thank you, Fiona. It's a true one!

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  13. The pretty posy found a beautiful spot in your home!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. So nice to have you visit!

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  14. How sweet Sandra'!
    We moved to WordPress and it's a huge adjustment and just getting back to comment with friends! But good news is! Everyone can finally PIN our recipes! Hope you are having a lovely summer !

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    1. How nice to see you pop up here again. I thought I hadn't seen you around for a while and wondered if you were on holiday!
      Our summer is a little too hot for my personal comfort and then we get storms which cool things down for a while!

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