Lonely and Looking for Love in Aachen
After a (major) adjustment period of stormy weather and gusty winds, I was pleasantly surprised to wake up to a vision of blue skies and *gasp* sunshine! Given our late autumn abundance of dahlias and random sprinkling of everlasting annuals, I figured that today would be as good a day as any to spread a little flower power around the area. Since we happened to be heading to Aachen for a doctors appointment, I seized the opportunity and loaded up the trunk with six freshly-picked Lonely Bouquets.
The dahlias, anemone, ornithigalum, lupines, amaranthus, coral bells, fall foliage and roses made for a colorful display within their tightly-packed transportation box.
Our first stop was the central train station located a hop, skip and a jump from the old downtown area. I left one bouquet within the entry hall and the other outside on a bench. Hopefully the commuters and tourists weren’t in such a hurry that they rushed past the lonely flowers!
Next up was a bench near a sweet-singing, guitar-playing man. Another pink and purple posy was left at the base of a bronze statue downtown. They were picked up by Emanuel and his girlfriend, who in turn paid the flowers forward and made a stranger smile!
Another small arrangement was left in good company to ensure that it’s wait wouldn’t be all that lonely. In fact, a cute couple swooped it up before I could barely cross the street!
Our last bouquet of the day was plunked down right in the middle of a busy through-way in the city center.
Coincidentally, my sister also decided to spread a little flower power of her own in Glendale. Her sweet bouquet of garden-grown dahlias, lavender, and geranium leaves surely made a coffee-lover smile! :)
So there you have it, another unexpectedly and unseasonably late Lonely Bouquet distribution… let’s hope we’ll be able to squeeze in a few more before the frost comes and ruins all of our flower fun!
I hope you all have a wonderful day, and I can’t wait to see you again tomorrow :)