We all pitched in to cut the stems
and get them in water quickly.
Lana had to run to Paul's
to buy another bucket!
We've got about a thousand daisies
200 delicious smelling roses
and 100 belles of Ireland
I had to call my sister
(she'll be arranging all these tomorrow)
to tell her our porch looked like a florist shop.
The weather was just perfect,
a bit cooler than it's been
and a gentle breeze.
I called the flower company
to find out if there was anything special I needed to do;
I certainly don't want to ruin
several hundred dollars worth of flowers!
In her Columbian accent,
she told me that they were exhausted from their travels
and 72 hours without a drink
and all I really needed to do
was give them water
and let them rest
in an air conditioned room for a few hours
before removing their 'jackets'.
I wondered if
I should offer them a ginger ale, too.