Sunshine’s Macro Monday: Baby’s Breath

Inspired by Sunshine’s Macro Monday: #29

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As we all know, Valentine’s Day was last Friday. Not everyone celebrates…what some call…this Hallmark holiday. The company which generates a lot of business from Valentine customers.

I am not so cynical. I think hand held meaningful greeting cards hold great value and when sent with genuine love and caring are far more personal than e-cards. Handmade ones (remember paste and doilies and red construction paper hearts?) especially so. But that’s just me. No judgment if you send the digital version. It is really the thought that counts.

Full disclosure however – my husband and I still have all the cards we’ve exchanged over the past ahem…40+ years. About 10 years ago we started recycling…”re-sending”… each other the cards from years past. This was my idea – not so much about saving money (although we do), but I found it interesting to read the changing messages inside cards from the different years of our relationship. Also surprising to notice how many times we had bought the same cards – especially the humorous ones. Some jokes just live forever.

So what does this have to do with Macro Monday?

Along with my card (originally from 2011), I received beautiful yellow roses.

Mixed in with the roses? Baby’s breath.

I love baby’s breath. It is such a lovely delicate accent to cut flowers.

However it gets very little attention…or grand notoriety. It isn’t often front and center on greeting cards either. Kind of like the backup band which never gets recognized.

Baby’s Breath is my subject for today’s Macro Monday challenge.

A well deserved Moment for the under appreciated sidekick to Valentine’s Day roses and cut flowers everywhere.

baby's breath
Valentine’s Day Baby’s Breath

29 thoughts on “Sunshine’s Macro Monday: Baby’s Breath

  1. BRAVO! This post is marvelous, first word to last–and finishes with a wonderful photo to showcase the “underappreciated” baby’s breath, which speaks much with its tiny delicate voice. I got misty-eyed, learning about your enduring marriage and all the saved Valentines…and I like the idea that you recycle some. Clearly you are both very blessed. I, too, prefer hand-chosen cards…though I’ve seen the value of e-cards–cost, and quick delivery. My best friend sent me the perfect Hallmark Valentine this year–Snoopy typing his novel atop the doghouse (she knows I love the character; and a reminder that I need to finish writing the novel I began in November). And, having forgotten I’d sent her a Valentine card and gift, I did the e-card thing a day late with apologies to her–this afforded us a good laugh about ageing memories…which is probably a benefit to long-term relationships πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like it.
      How sweet to get a Snoopy card – those e-cards can still be personal! And, yes, those long term friendships are so precious. With understanding and acceptance going both ways. πŸ™‚

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      1. Indeed πŸ™‚ I think I have a tanka poem for your ice patch photo–if you’re interested, let me know (same permission/credit/link agreement as always) πŸ™‚ ❀

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      2. Yes, I’m a degree more hopeful than when I last commented to you–but life is mercurial, particularly where I live…in subsidized housing with incompetent management and tenants with significant “issues”. Thus, I tried to inject some humor into the poem I wrote for “ice patch” (which has nothing at all to do with housing or tenants) πŸ™‚ I need to burrow into a good novel and get some sleep! See you manana πŸ™‚

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      3. Well, you won’t believe this–I now have a “plague” of ANTS…I feel like Job’s sister! Management staff is in a meeting, so who knows when they’ll expedite a call to the Ant guy–ai yai yai! πŸ™‚

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  2. Very sweet! Awesome macro too!!! My husband and I have done the same thing with cards too – and you’re right, it’s funny when we pick out the same card years later – recycling love year after year is kind of fun in a different kind of way. What does that say about the creators of those cards – Valentine’s sentiments don’t change that much or they had a sweet idea that was golden? I digress. I agree with you, it is the thought that counts. Your comments about red cards with doilies brought back lots of fun memories from childhood. Nice post!

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