Monday, June 1, 2009

Ode to a Flower Child

Today's Wonder of the World is...the Flower Child!

Flickr photo by The Field Museum Library
I'm absolutely in love with this photo. Girls and boys, all abloom!
How I wish I could bribe the people in my household into petal-y garb. Sadly it will never happen.

Too bad. Look how cute this little flower girl is.

Flickr photo by The Field Museum Library

Call me a wacky weirdo if you want, but it just cheers my soul to see people walking around in flower suits. So you can probably understand why I can't stop watching this commercial.

What creative genius!
Now I have a terrible urge to grab somebody's baby and fluff up the petals around its head.

Flickr photo by montgomery may

Apparently some children don't appreciate it.

Flickr photo by danidz
Is it my imagination, or is that flower pouting?

Of course, some folks are just made to be flowers.

Flickr photo by Leong Soong

And others are made to eat them.

See that flower bud? It's one of the last remaining corn poppies Todd planted in the scrubby area near our back fence. As soon as they bloom, Tanner eats them for a snack.

Hey, maybe Tanner would help me live out my dreams!
After all, he doesn't have the words to complain!

Flickr photo by Drcalipso
But there might be problems with the occasional bee...

Flickr photo by Star Cat
Have a wonder-full Monday, y'all!
Love, Becky
PS. If you too would like to hogtie your family and force them into flower suits, you might enjoy this how-to video. It's inspiring!


Ellen said...

Beautiful, Becky, absolutely beautiful :) What a great way to start off a week---I love Tanner!

LW said...

Just amazing…

I love that commercial and I loved being a
flower child. Those were the days...


Ronnie said...

HeeeeY Becky!
Pure Genius. Proof that we humans must be amazingly fascinating creatures for God to watch.
Must thank you again for what you do for me. You are a bright light in my day. Have a very happy one. Get Todd planting more poppies for Tanner. It's the least he can do! What a joy!

adrienne said...

I'm a fan of flower people. :)
The pouting flower is my favorite.

I enjoyed the making of the commercial - it's almost too much to take in on a 30 second spot.

lotusgirl said...

I love the babies in flowers pictures by Anne Geddis.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I was Mary Quite Contrary one year for Halloween--my sister was the flower--these photos brought back memories of those ridiculous costumes (pink gingham bloomers!!!)

Linda Crispell said...

Wonderful pictures. I had no clue that the Field Museum Library had photos online!!! Looks like I'll be spending a few hours there.

The Things We Carried said...

Oh my gosh, I loved the picts today, and the first one did win my heart completely :)!

Paris said... the 2nd photo and the doggy!! =)

Rosemary said...

So cute Rebecca!!
Love the meals on wheels too!!
Just catching up with you.
Have a great week!

Barb said...

Hi Becky and Tanner,

Great post. I love that commercial.
I was and still am a flower child. Got me into trouble then and still gets me into trouble at times-hehe.

hugs to you and a big old hug for Tanner.

Silicon Valley Diva said...

oh gosh, how absolutely adorable. Love the little dog with the petals around his neck. Tanner is sooo cute. He looks like a great dog!
Oh yeah, the children are adorable too lol!

Susan Sandmore said...

Thanks for sharing--what a cool ad!

Kelly H-Y said...

Love it. That Prius commercial is so intriguing and beautiful but, for some reason ... it also freaks me out a little! :-)

julie king said...

hi, becky! what an adorable blog you have!!! i can see and understand your fascination with people dressed up in flower garb. it is just so happy and funny and bright!!

thanks for your very kind words about my art on my blog!! hugs to you!

TattingChic said...

I love flower garb, too!

That is a cool commercial! I've seen it before and I haven't tired of seeing it! It's so visually interesting.

I had seen the news about the Michelin employees that were on the crashed plane from Brazil to France. Hope all is well with you and Todd!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Julie, welcome to the blog!

TC, it's so sad. Todd knew one of the guys very well. So tragic.

dana said...

I am in love with that commercial, too. Thanks for putting it on your post so I can watch it over and over!!

From a former Flower Child!