Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day to Me . . .

. . . from my dear husband.

Yesterday morning I went to visit a friend who took a nasty fall on some ice last Tuesday.  When I returned home around noon-ish, on the kitchen table I found not one but two beautiful pots of cyclamens . . . a Valentine's Day gift from my husband.  (He said he couldn't decide which one he liked better, so got both.)


The coloration of this one is even darker than the picture shows.  Some of the blossoms are nearly blue.


This one reminds me of tulips!  The buds are closed up so tightly before showing their full bloom.

Many years ago I had a cyclamen plant that bloomed steadily for over a year.  I'm hoping I can keep these going for as long.

I'm also keeping the sweet man I live with who is so thoughtful, kind and caring to remember occasions like this.  He's definitely my Cupid! 

20 comments:

  1. Love is a wonderful thing! And you are right they do look like tulips.

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    1. Kim - I think you have the right idea about the true meaning of Valentine's Day . . . to be grateful and appreciative and happy for ALL the love in our lives!

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  2. You two are just the sweetest couple.
    Happy Valentines Day

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    1. Sue - HAHAHOHOHOHEEHA! You should see us when we aren't being "sweet!" We both are tremendously stubborn (one of us is pig-headed, the other mule-headed) and can make the sparks fly (not good ones!) when we don't agree. Papa Pea's older brother was a professional astrologist and in comparing our charts before we married said we would never be able to get along and be happy together. That was going on 53 years ago now. ;o}

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    2. That's why love and commitment – yay, sometimes even stubborness! – has much more to do with relationship success than "the stars." Happy Valentine's Day to you both!

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    3. Michelle - The love is always there, but the commitment takes a lot of work, doesn't it? Too many people today (not all, but many) don't seem to be up to the work that commitment (and honoring vows) take.

      Happy Valentine's Day to your family, too, Michelle.

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  3. What a wonderful treat to come home to! Cyclamen used to be so popular at Valentines but I don't see much of them anymore! Hoping they last a long time!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I do think they are one of the longer lasting blooming plants you can keep in your home.

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  4. What a blessing. And two? What a guy he is.

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    1. Kristina - He also brought a potted plant home to give to our daughter. How's that for earning yet another Gold Star?

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  5. That's so sweet :) I love those flowers, I miss flowers during winter. I can't keep any in the house because the cats nibble on them. It's always a challenge to find a place to put them where they can't reach them! My bf told me this morning he'd planned breakfast in bed, but we both slept in because the power went out for nearly 3 hours overnight on the coldest night of the year, -42C...crazy. With 3 dogs and 3 cats in bed with us, we kept warm enough though! Time to start thinking of a generator...anyway, we'll be having a nice dinner. Filet mignon with cognac sauce for him, grilled trout with apple salsa for me, some roasted potatoes and green beans...then a Frangelico cheesecake that I'm just making now with some sparkling wine by the fireplace. :)

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    1. Rain - So . . . what time is dinner?? (I'll have the trout, too, please.) ;o]

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  6. Those are beautiful. I can see why you want to keep him!

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  7. Awww! How sweet! The flowers are pretty. I got chocolates and the hubs has eaten over half of them already. HaHa!

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  8. Laurie - Now that's sweet, too! He doesn't want you to eat too many and get sick. (Hee-hee.)

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  9. Your flowers are so pretty! I got home and found a basket filled with my favorite
    tea. The near store that carries it is 32 miles away. Like you I think I'll keep the man.
    Sue

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    1. Sue - Awww, you know he went to some trouble to get that tea for you. It may be "just" tea but it says a lot about how much he cares for you. Pretty sweet!

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  10. I have very fond memories of cyclamen plants. Unfortunately for me I could never keep them alive for much longer than a year.
    I got some ginger snap cookies (made by my Valentine guy) and he also made Sweet and Sour Chicken for supper. Who needs flowers and chocolates when you can have gingersnaps and Sweet and Sour Chicken?!

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    1. Sparkless - I'd take good gingersnap cookies and Sweet and Sour Chicken over chocolate any day. Nuthin' better than goooood food!

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