Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine’s Day, To You, My Honeys!

This orchid is living on my patio even as you read this and I think it’s beautiful. Home grown beauty indeed.

Sure, I love the flowers and candy and cards that come with Valentine’s day. I’m a sucker for such things. I still have the Valentine card my grandmother gave me when I was a very little girl. This love of Valentines day has been with me for a long time.

Having said all that, do you know what the best part about today might be? It means the end of the all too frequently repeated commercials for pajama grams and Vermont Teddy Bears, at least for this season. I sure won’t miss them one bit.


Blogger No said...

I'm a sucker for Valentine's Day too, Pop.

At least they don't bring out the Chia Pet commercials...or do they?

February 14, 2007 4:20 AM  
Blogger Octavian said...

I agree, those Vermont Teddy bears actually made my mouth drop, I couldn't believe people would buy those things!

Thanks for your comments. I've added your blog to my list of informative blogs!

February 14, 2007 4:23 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I still have the first valentine a received in elementary school from a boy. He wrote I Love You on the back and then scratched it out. I could still see it.

February 14, 2007 5:24 AM  
Blogger Felinemom said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Mr. POP, Fred and Murphy. Lots of hugs and kisses.

February 14, 2007 5:53 AM  
Blogger Michael Bains said...

That pic makes me wish I were a Bee! It looks so beautifully delicious! lol

Happy V's D to All Y'all!

February 14, 2007 6:06 AM  
Blogger Blue said...

I'm not so big on V-Day. But what an awesome orchid!!! I am a sucker for those.

I must really be out of it, because I have no idea what those Vermont Teddy Bears are. Sounds like something I need to google.

February 14, 2007 6:21 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Not a big one for these "Hallmark Holidays" but I did get up early and fix my valentine her favorite breakfast. Happy Valentines Day Pop.

February 14, 2007 7:16 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, PoP. We don't celebrate the day here at Chez Bum with cards or chocolates or flowers. Just a nice day to remember love.

What a beautiful orchid.

February 14, 2007 7:50 AM  
Blogger Aikäne said...

Happy Valentine's Day from the Lakeland boys.

February 14, 2007 8:02 AM  
Blogger concerned citizen said...

how sweet you are! Happy day to you too! [[thanks for the encouraging words, too]]

My hubby left one of his big $5.00 cards he gets me every year setting on the table. He goes out every year & finds the biggest, mushiest most expensive card he can. He agonizes over the card rack reading then all looking for just the right one. i love that more then any he could do!

February 14, 2007 8:04 AM  
Blogger Me said...

Gorgeous orchid.
BTW, I've been enjoying your comments on C&L.
You rock!

February 14, 2007 9:20 AM  
Blogger blueINdallas said...

pOp -
Happy Heart Day!

February 14, 2007 9:31 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Had a lovely (but all too brief) visit to FL. Didn't get to go to Bern's - was after 9 by the time we got checked in, but we'll be back and will hit it next time.

Hope you & Mr.PoP have a good evening together - I'd mix up some kind of reddish martini then go, well, you know.

February 14, 2007 10:34 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

That's one beautiful orchid, PoP - absuolutely stunning.

I personally hate Valentine's Day. I've always considered it a thumb of the nose by the "haves" toward the "have nots" - and refuse to participate even when enjoying the affection of a "significant other". Too many PDA's by the "haves" when I was younger and "Honey-less" have left me with a sour taste in my mouth for the entire fiasco.

Enjoy your day, though.

February 14, 2007 10:48 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

Happy V-Day!

And that's a beautiful orchid. Almost makes me wish I didn't have a Black Thumb ...

Off-topic, but I pledged to spread this link around:

February 14, 2007 11:03 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

What a beauty! I'm all for love and encouraging it in any form be it romantic or otherwise. It's probably the only thing that stands between us and unfathomable destruction. So think of love and enjoy.

February 14, 2007 12:07 PM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

I am also a sucker for wonderful blossoms like that (and my favorite color!), especially if they are still attached to the roots! We exchange cards, and the cats give us each a card (now when do they have time to shop? hee hee), and that's pretty much the whole celebration.

February 14, 2007 2:15 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

I saw a hersey kiss commercial. The first time I paid it no mind. The second I realized how little I see commercial for hersey kisses. Marketing what a thing indeed.

February 14, 2007 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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February 14, 2007 3:34 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Happy V, POP!

February 14, 2007 6:21 PM  
Blogger Spared said...

I bought an orchid for my mom and another myself this year for Vday... they are beautiful. Something very serene about them... and fragile. I think that's what attracts me to buying them even though inevitably they die within two weeks. I'm an official orchid-killer at this point.

Can't say I enjoy Vday all that much. Seems a bit commercialized, and fake... huge pressure on men and even worse on women who get their hopes up expecting one thing and get something else from their mates. Sort of makes me glad I have a good guy that knows me well and always gets it right. Feel kind of bad for the rest though...

February 14, 2007 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Culturally, I have been raised, such as it was, not knowing the Vday. The past decade or so, some sort of Vday mutation has crept in and it's called Friendship Day. Might be an attempt to make it more inclusive if not politically correct, I suppose. However, I take this opportunity to blodly wish you a happy Vday, my friend!

February 14, 2007 8:14 PM  
Blogger agreenearth said...

Happy Valentine's day to you even if it is a little late, best wishes, The Artist

February 14, 2007 10:16 PM  

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