Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A bountiful, beautiful bouquet


This bouquet was found, not in a garden, but in a supermarket, next to the deli. A nice surprise.

Cross-posted at fotoerase (http://fotoerase.blogspot.com) a couple of days ago.

31 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Elegance in a most unexpected place then. Life if full of surprises, some of them quite pleasant.

Bergson said...

a bouquet offered for purchase?

Lee Spangler said...

You might buy some for your wife or she a bouquet for you!

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful flowers and excellent image. Great catch for a supermarket!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

I love the sharpness and colors of this photo.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks so lush and fresh!

Kcalpesh said...

Well that does look nicely arranged. Beautiful colors!

Lois said...

Oh my gosh Jacob, that is a fabulous shot! I can't believe you got that one in a supermarket. Publix?

Asta said...

Hi Jacob!
What a beautiful picture!
And a great creative idea to show that even supermarkets can offer pleasant surprises.
This picture is almost like a painting I think. Very, very nice.

Thank you for your comments on my blog.
Many Sweedes emmigrated to US from mid 1860-ies because the potatoharvest in Sweden failed during a number of years. As a result of this people starved.
Myself being Danish (Chris is my brother) choose to move to Sweden to find work, and I've lived here for 16 years. Sweden is a very beautiful country that I strongly recommend.
So much to see, and the Swedes are friendly people.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a nice surprise indeed!
Fantastic bouquet and you have a wonderful work in this shot!
Lovely colours and perfect light!
Léia

Jacob said...

@ Lois - You guessed right - Publix. Look at their floral section; great photo opportunities.

magiceye said...

very pretty!

Jacob said...

@ Bergson - Yes, for sale!

Marie Reed said...

I'l take a pond of cheddar and that bouquet then please:)

Dianne said...

that is a beautiful bouquet!! the supermarket here has a Florist part-time and she is quite an artist

Small City Scenes said...

Pretty pretty!! Begonias yes? I like the groceries that have florist shops right in them as most out here do. The best place to buy Orchids for my Mother. MB

Denise Jelonek said...

Absolutely gorgeous. What a great idea! I can see you in the supermarket with your camera. You should have photographed the reactions of the people watching you. LOL! I want to buy some. Very tack sharp!

Daryl said...

What a lovely bouquet .. did it have a scent? I have noticed that lately most flowers have no scent, they are bred for looks ..

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Hi Jacob, those are some lovely flowers! Would be interested to know if the smell as good as they look!

Jacob said...

Thanks to all for stopping by and offering your kind thoughts!

@ Daryl and Bath DP - I don't think there is any scent at all...but I'll double-check the next time I'm in the store...

cieldequimper said...

I'm always surprised when I see flowers in supermarkets too! They are very nice, they look a little like begonias (which I don't believe smell at all).

JM said...

Gorgeous begonias and shot too!

Dan Jay said...

Beautiful flowers. Great contrast in color. Very, very nic pic.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Thank you for your kind comments. And for sharing the history of your Swedish family with me.
Varmland is considered to be the most fantastic landscape of Sweden. There is a very famous song with the title 'Oh Värmland du sköna' which refers to the beauty of this landscape. A friend of me who was born and raised in Varmland claims that the trees are higher, the mooses are bigger and the grass is greener than anywhere else in Sweden. It's really not just fantasy from a patriot. She is right, you know-:) It is indeed beautiful and even Ostergotland is worth a visit.

I have never visited US, but I have heard of Ocala. That it is a very nice city and that the surrounding landscapes are green and beautiful.
From what I can see this is very true.
Ocala seems to be a place worth visiting.
Have a great afternoon and evening.

cieldequimper said...

P.S.: I did reply to your costume question. In yesterday's comments!

PJ said...

Our new Publix is just about to open and I'm deliriously happy about that. I'll check it out for the flowers as I would never have thought of photographing them there. Beautiful.

Rose said...

Oh, so very beautiful!

amatamari said...

Truly a picture of incredible beauty!
Thank!

Joy said...

Such lovely flowers! I love flowers because to me they are like angels smiling.

I'm in Manila at the moment and enjoying the warmth!

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Jacob said...

Hi Joy - Have you been able to meet Hilda of My Manila photo blog? Hope you have a wonderful stay!

Reece said...

What a beautiful surprise!! Flowers are looking AWESOME!!

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