Have you Smelled the Flowers Lately?

by Notorious Spinks on 10.09.2012

As a kid I never really understood the term “Spring Forward, Fall Back.”  However, these days I love to fall back because I know cooler weather is on the horizon, shorter days are here (yes I enjoy my long nights) and beautiful leaves will cover the ground in various hues of red, brown and orange.

Reflecting on my life, I realize just how important the seasons are.  More today than yesterday, I pause often to soak in every moment and smell the flowers, literally.  These days it’s even normal to see me with a bouquet of flowers, one for my mom’s grave and one for me.  The bouquet I purchase for myself goes on a little table in the office and it reminds me to breath…even when its hard…even when tears are falling…Inhale it all just to exhale.

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While searching for fall flowers from Teleflora, I realized that since I purchase flowers on a regular basis now I also pay more attention to the variations available each season.  In the spring and summer I’ve come to love pink and red tulips mixed with red roses and my favorite fall flowers are orange lilies and peach carnations.

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Whatever your favorite flower is, take the time to pause, close your eyes and just inhale.  Take it all in, one breath and one moment at a time.  One day you’ll even look back and thank yourself for it.

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monique October 24, 2012 at 7:23 am

Those flowers are so pretty!

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Emily @FamilyNLifeLV October 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Those are really pretty!

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Marcie W. October 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I love fall colors and the arrangements you posted are absolutely beautiful.

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Zipporah Sandler October 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Flowers always give me that ahhhhh feeling. Like I deserve to have something nice.

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Donna October 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I’ve been smelling the roses/flowers figuratively and literally. :)

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Tricia Nightowlmama October 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

love smelling flowers especially roses

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Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom October 14, 2012 at 8:47 pm

My husband just got me flowers for the first time in eight? years. They were very much appreciated and I make sure to smell them each time I pass.

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A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina October 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

You just reminded me to stop and smell the roses! Life is too short!

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Kathy October 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I just got some flowers from my hubby! I love the fall ones!

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Shell Fruscione October 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I want to make a point to make flowers a part of my everyday life- they’re so pretty and make me feel so good! I have rose bushes in my backyard that I really need to learn to take care of properly.

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Toni October 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Those are such beautiful bouquets!!!

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Tammy October 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I wish my husband would take the time to send me flowers.

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Amy October 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Beautiful flowers! Love the fall colors in them!

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Natasha October 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

Wow that second bouquet is absolutely gorgeous!

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Connie Seattle Mom Blogger October 14, 2012 at 1:34 am

Beautiful! I love the fall colors.

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Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins October 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Very pretty!

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Colleen October 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I want to get some flowers for my foyer these are pretty and seasonal.

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debra October 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I love fall bouquets. They really brighten and warm your home.

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Stefanie October 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I love those arrangements for fall.

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Sheila October 13, 2012 at 10:48 am

Very beautiful bouquets. I love flowers but don’t get them or buy them very often.

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Stefani October 13, 2012 at 12:47 am

Those are some pretty flowers.

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Theresa October 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Those are so beautiful. Love Telaflora!

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Rachel @ Following In My Shoes October 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Those are gorgeous flowers — we have used Telaflora before sending arrangements to our moms.

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Courtney October 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

What beautiful flowers! I love Daisies :)

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Kathleen October 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

My favorite flower is actually roses, so it works out perfect for me. I stopped to smell some just today, quite literally. It is definitely important to slow down and take the time to enjoy life.

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Becca @ Mama B October 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Beautiful arrangements!

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Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving October 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I love getting fresh flowers. I just started buying a bouquet once a week to jazz up our house.

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Leilani October 12, 2012 at 1:09 am

I love the colors of fall and those arrangement capture them perfectly!

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Jenn @therebelchick October 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I need to smell the flowers more often!

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nicole @nicky_olea October 11, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Oh I love flowers. I always have some around…just because…

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Sheri October 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

Great advice!

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Penelope (NYC Blogger) October 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

Lovely, those look great :)

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Jenn October 11, 2012 at 1:33 am

Beautiful! I don’t stop to smell them as often as I should.

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Louise October 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Yes I try to stop and take time out every weekend.

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April Decheine October 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Love Teleflora, I give them as gifts a few times a year!

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Jennifer October 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

A fall-themed bouquet is such a great idea. I have never done it before but I love the look of them!

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work October 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Those flowers are so pretty!

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HilLesha October 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

I love flowers!

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Mellisa October 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

I love getting flowers! The somehow always make me feel so much better.

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell October 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I don’t think I have ever had a fall-themed bouquet. I MUST change that because those are so lovely!

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Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy October 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Such pretty flowers. I love having fresh flowers in the house.

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Jennifer October 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I love autumn colors! The flowers pictured above are gorgeous!

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