Frangipani Bouquet in June

The white frangipani (Plumeria alba) is a deciduous plumeria tree that is native to tropical areas 

 

Life continues to be complicated here in Florida. Yesterday The Tampa Bay Times reported:

For the third consecutive day, Florida hit the highest number of single-day coronavirus cases recorded, adding 2,581 over 24 hours.

 

Most of the cases are down in South Florida in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, but you can’t assume you’re safe here in Tampa Bay.  I’ve ventured out a few times in the last week wearing my mask, but I think I need to retreat and stay put as the 2nd phase of the virus shoots the numbers ever higher. So let’s stop and look at a happy thing.

For me, simple things can bring me great pleasure.  For instance, a few flowers from the yard arranged in a thrift store bowl can make a bright spot in the home.   I love my blooms of white and yellow frangipani (plumeria).  Today’s small bouquet is several frangipani flowers and several hibiscus green leaves from the yard.  I used a vintage napkin as a table scarf. I filled a vintage bowl with rocks and water to hold the tiny arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

 

It only took a few minutes but for one day, I have a pretty table with flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a beautiful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

34 thoughts to “Frangipani Bouquet in June”

  1. You’re so right! There have to be other things beside the threat of the virus. I like the “simple” things too.
    Your small bouquet is absolutely marvelous!

  2. Oh, those petals on the frangi are just so pretty. This is such a lovely bouquet. I know you’re doing your best to stay well — keep at it! Others may take their chances but I believe in survival of the wisest!

  3. Flowers really brighten up the days. Hope you stay safe

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto ❤️

  4. Such a beautiful flower, shame it doesn’t last long. I’ve also been spending time in the garden rather than going out for none essential trips

  5. Our numbers are very high in our neck of the woods also, which is a highly populated area. We have 1500 people in the hospital. Happy to hear you are staying put for a while. I will be too. Thank you for another lovely post, very uplifting. Beautiful flowers and I love the scent of plumeria.

    1. yes please stay safe – the politicians really just want the economy to go up but I don’t see how loads of people sick and perhaps dying helps the country.

  6. You are being very creative despite the Virus issues ~ it is all very unsettling ~ Beautiful flower creation and photos ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. They really are the best scented flowers ever and just so pleasing to the eye as well. I’m sorry about the surge in cases, but expected that to happen after the gov reopened those beaches too soon. … here in Oregon we had a slight uptick two weeks after Memorial Day and I’m sure that another week or so will be another one after the peaceful protests because quite a few didn’t appear to wear masks. … it’s scary and we are still being extra cautious. But I broke down and made an appt for a haircut.. it will all be masked and distance precautions from other customers. I tried not to do it, but just couldn’t stand myself anymore ((.

    1. I got a hair cut too – I wet my hair before I went and did not get a shampoo in shop so I could keep mask on – good luck!

  8. I have been watching your number increase in Florida. My sister lives in Lake County and I worry. Our stores have opened but I haven’t ventured out too much either, other than to the grocery store and then with a mask on.

    Beautiful frangipani. I bet your house smells so good!

    1. In the last 2 weeks, I’ve gone with a mask to the doctor, had lab work, had a hair cut, and went to Publix. Since the numbers are still high, I now plan to stay inside again other another doctor’s appt next week. I’ll go back to grocery delivery. It’s really scary and who knows how long we will have high numbers as so many poeple are acting like it’s last summer with no masks.

  9. That is worrying that cases are going up there. I’m pleased to say they are coming down here and the lockdown is gradually being eased.
    The flowers are beautiful.

    1. I believe Florida opened too early and too many foolish people are running around w/o masks.

  10. No plumeria for me here in upstate New York. My husband has family in Palm Beach County (a number of relatives); I have family in Orlando and Tampa. I am watching the Florida numbers in horror and I suspect they are being understated. Please stay safe, Carol!!

    1. I’m so tired of my home and garden – it’s hot summer now and I’m bored. My only plan next week is to see the doctor which I’ve put off for over a month and a half. It’s supposed to be a 6 month check up but it’s now an 8 month check up. I have my mask. They won’t let you in office w/o it and then only patients after they take your temp at the door. There are so many foolish people running around on the beach. at bars and restaurants w/o masks. I plan to stay in for some time. It’s not over at all

  11. What a lovely little bouquet to brighten your day!

    It’s awesome to see you at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week! Thanks for linking up.

  12. Does seem this pandemic has make me also look at simple pleasures. Sad to hear that the numbers are up. We are open in Ohio, but seems most are out and about like nothing is going on. I’m still leery so I pretty much stay put. I miss my thrift store trips the most so may brave it. Love the vase for your flowers. Beautiful idea. Have a good week.

    1. my favorite thrift stores remain closed – they say they can’t take donations as they can’t clean them. sad

  13. Beautiful flowers. I hope things improve where you are, I have seen on the news it hasn’t been great. #mysundayphoto

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