On a whim yesterday, I bought a little $6 bunch of Ranunculi. Softly-coloured, floaty petals unfurling from their button-like centres. Perhaps, if they'd been more expensive, I would have left them in their florist's bucket, but then I would have missed this ...
I set them upon our old wooden table where we can watch their tightly closed buds open and the flowers slowly fade. In the early light, that streams through our big glass doors of a morning, their petals catch the light and are almost translucent.
Every Sunday, Fiona over at Stay Home Instead, writes of something she is grateful for in her "Sunny Side Up Sunday" post. Today, for me, it is the gorgeous petals of Ranunculi catching the sunlight. Even though not fully awake, as I made my way through to open our doors for the day, I couldn't walk past their blooms. I thought to myself just how beautiful these flowers are, unfolding on our table. I'm glad I brought them home.
I hope there's something beautiful unfolding in your Sunday too.