Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family and enjoying each moment with your loved ones.
I was thinking of flowers this morning because I have seen so many people go to the cemetery to bring flowers to their departed loved ones. I wish there was a field to cut fresh flowers around here. I had so much fun getting a fresh bouquet in Germany.
Here are photos of a tulip field near my youngest sister's house. There is a little stand there by the roadside. The stand holds knifes, wire for tying your bouquet together, and a box where you drop the payment. It costs 25cents per flower. My sister said a lot of the farmers do this now. Instead planting a field with plants they have to harvest they plant a field with flowers. They looked so pretty along the road.
My son was shocked? This would never work where we live in the US, he thought. People would run off with the box of money, flowers, and take the whole kid and caboodle and all...
I remember seeing similar stands with fruit and veggies when traveling in Denmark a few years back. I had the same concerns as my son. How can this work? Wouldn't some dishonest person just take the stuff and make a run for it. Well, obviously there are always people who will break the rules. After all the sign states in German:" Only flowers that have been paid for will bring joy!"
Hope you have a lovely day and don't forget to bring some fresh flowers to a loved one!