Believe it or not, June is here! And with June comes one of my all time favorite flowers, the rose. The red rose stands for passion and love. Who could ask for more?
As I thought about the beauty of the rose I wanted to know more. For instance, did you know there are more than 100 species of roses? As they grow, roses form a group and can grow either in shrub formation or they can climb and trail. Their flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colors ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America and northwest Africa. The color of the rose dictates the essence being conveyed, such as yellow with its essence of friendship, white with loyalty and innocence, and pink with admiration.
The rose is often given as a gift, whether it be for a birthday in June or to a special someone for Valentine’s Day. These beautiful flowers also make gorgeous beads and a wonderful addition to necklaces and bracelets specially designed at Fleurenasci. See some examples of these timeless keepsakes at “our website.” http://www.fleurenasci.com
In my blog this week I want to share this precious post from my amazing niece. I think her take on what Memorial Day truly means is spot on!
A post from Erin S:
While most will gather with friends and family to enjoy their swimming pools, cookouts and beer, please take a moment to educate yourself on this Memorial Day “holiday.” It is a time to pause and remember those who gave their lives for our country – those who are accounted for and unaccounted for throughout our nation’s history. Celebrate life with your friends and family, but also remember my brother, Noah, and others like him who answered their country’s call. Regardless of the reasoning behind this nation’s request, they sacrificed everything because that was their duty. This is definitely more than just a three-day weekend.
To lean more about how to observe Memorial Day visit this link. http://www.usmemorialday.org/observe.htm
Well said Erin, and on behalf of all of us at Fleurenasci, Happy Memorial Day and a great big thank you to all the veterans who have made this great country what it is today!
As I sat down to write today’s blog, of course the first thought that came to mind was Mother’s Day. Yes, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. It will be a day celebrated across the US. Many will gather for lunches and dinners, while others will send flowers across the way. No matter how you celebrate this day, take time to think about all your mother has given you in your lifetime.
A mother is there from the very beginning to love, protect, and nurture. She is a confidant, a nurse, a story teller, a singer, and sometimes even songwriter. She is a cook, a driver, a referee, a maid, and the official hug giver. She laughs when you laugh and cries when you cry. She wants nothing but the best for you, and you only want the same for her.
Make sure you let your mom know how much you love her this weekend. Thank her for the little things and treasure each moment the two of you have shared. To all the Mothers, I wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day and to my mom … Happy Mother’s Day!
Thank you all who came out Friday night to support Art With Heart. I had the opportunity to take part in this incredible event and so enjoyed meeting many of you and sharing the story of Fleurenasci! It might have been a bit dreary, but the atmosphere on the Marietta Square was anything but dismal.
Art with Heart was hosted by the Arts of Cobb this year, and it was a FREE event which was open to the public. There was a Jazz band, food and drinks, and 13 Celebrity Artist’s painting live! I am forever grateful that Fleurenasci was also recognized as an art, and I was able to display some beautiful keepsakes.
If you were there and need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember Mother’s Day is only one week away!