My Wink From Heaven

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The first Tiger Lilies of the season.

Yesterday, I had a little wink from Heaven.  It was Mary and my thirtieth wedding anniversary.  We did dueling blogs about how we met at The Blind Date – Her Side and The Blind Date – His SideThe day before that I posted a watercolor called The Tiger Lily, and I talked about how they were my favorite flower and I felt compelled to bring them home for Mary.  I also, mentioned that they were late bloomers.

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Lovin’ the woods!

I was in the woods yesterday and had the girls with me, Blitz and Teka.  I stopped at one of our usual water holes so the girls could drink, swim and air out.  We walk over to the creek and lo and behold there were Tiger Lilies, lots of them.  I don’t remember seeing them on our anniversary before.  They were early this year.  I could almost hear the wink!  I wish I had bought a lottery ticket.

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Lovin’ these Tiger Lilies!

So, of course I picked a bouquet of them as I am compelled by contract to do.  Then I threw in a couple of Columbine for good luck.

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Columbine for good luck.

I placed them into a lovely silver vase to create the perfect ambiance.  Just call me The Florister Artist.

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Martha Stewart eat you heart out, The Florister Artist is in the building!

Blitz and Teka helped.

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Teka searches for the perfect Tiger Lily, or squirrel.

They celebrated with me and we were ready to go.

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Nothing gets a girl to roll in the grass like beautiful flowers.

All that was left to do was deliver the package.  For that I used FTD, or Forester’s Dirty Truck.  Hey, it gets the job done.

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FTD special delivery.

The flowers were delivered along with kisses and hugs.  Mission accomplished and Mary was all smiles, although she did pitch the vase.  Excuse me, I mean recycled the vase to be precise.  Then we enjoyed a beautiful and delicious dinner of stir fry and egg fu yung that she made for us.  The stir fry was more colorful than the flowers.  It was a lovely and quiet anniversary.

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Colorful stir fry. It’s making the flowers look dull.

So, do you think it was pure coincidence or was it divine intervention.  I know what I think.  I think those Tiger Lilies were my little wink from heaven.

71 thoughts on “My Wink From Heaven

  1. Tim, that was indeed not merely a wink, i would call the lillies a kiss from heaven and as sign for blessings on a special day. And, Mary’s dish looked super fantastic. I say that was a lovely evening for a 30th wedding anniversary.

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    • Thank you so much Yvonne. It was a wonderful day indeed. I still can’t believe 30 years have flown by. Perhaps it was a kiss. It was definitely awesome! Too good to be an accident. 😀

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  2. This post makes me smile, and I’d say: a clear wink from heaven (so perhaps you should be quick and go and get that lottery ticket too!) Beautiful flowers, there is nothing like wild flowers that you just bring in yourself.

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  3. My love and I got married last year March. We were on a tight budget and I wanted to buy all my flowers (sans a bouquet) for < $50. Luckily, it had been a warm spring and my favorite smelly flowers, lilacs were blooming. I cut a big bunch and they were on my head table. They stunk up the place! This year they did not bloom until early May.
    The lilies blooming on your anniversary is a wonderful sign from nature that you're naturally meant to be together ♡

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  4. What a lovely story. Both of those flowers are so beautiful. Are you sure you don’t want to decorate your truck with your own bouquet? They look nice next to your dashboard. LOL I am glad the girls could help you pick out the very best specimens. I have to be vigilant around here because the deer love the my unless I put something on them.

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  5. Tiger Lilly’s and a Pepsi can vase… Hey!!! Those unplanned treasures are always the best… Whether purchased or picked up in the woods or alongside the road… Shows you were thinking!!!! I got painted daisies once from an old logging road…. And wrapped up in a ziploc sandwich bag… But very sweet… !

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  6. Lovely photos to remember a lovely day.
    Congratulations on the thirtieth wedding anniversary and sincere wishes that you have many more happy celebrations ahead of you!
    ~Sofia.

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  7. Beautiful lilies and columbine – lovely to see them growing in the wild. In England, although there are wild versions, you tend to see them very much as garden plants, especially in cottage gardens. Definitely a ‘Gift from Nature’ and definitely a Divine wink. Wonderful!

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