Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Great Job

I have a fun job. I work in the floral dept. of a large store. Each week we get two shipments of flowers. Here is a photo of the boxes ready to be opened.. That is my boss hiding behind the boxes. She is a great boss, and we have lots of fun.
The flowers come from South America, I often try to imagine the place where they grew. We get all kinds . Each week it is a joy to see their glorious faces.
These are orange and yellow roses...
These are the Gerber's, everyone loves them, and they are first to go.... just look at the colors.... wow
the boxes are unpacked and now we put them out on the floor for customers to take them home and enjoy. We also do arrangements, and help customers put together bouquets for their loved ones, and those in the hospital... In the next Post I will add more flower pictures...
The flowers always inspire me to paint.

There is an old Dutch saying:
"If you have but two guilder, spend one on a loaf of bread to feed the body, but spend the second on a hyacinth to feed the soul. "

My Great Job

Here we are again.... boxes unpacked and flowers ready for display
This is my boss, making a really nice 4th of July arrangement for our floor display...
Here are all the flowers ready for you when you walk in the door. It is hard not to pick some up and take them home :)....
These are two sketches in watercolor I did from photos of the flowers... they inspire me each week.
When I look into the faces of flowers I am reminded always of What Jesus said, looking at flowers:
"Consider how the Lillie's grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you , not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!"
So these gorgeous flowers remind me not to worry....
but to trust Him, the one that created such beauty for us to enjoy.

The Great Job

These are pictures from where I work, the floral dept of a big store. the next two posts have more pictures..... This was my boss, she was making a bridal bouquet, how fun :)
We always have stargazers for sale, aren't they terrific!!?
and of course, we have the red roses for those sweathearts out there :)
and just all kinds of wonderful colors, shapes and sizes of flowers.
what a job!