It was such a beautiful morning, I decided to pick flowers before going to work. I had some gladioli growing I thought would serve me better in a vase on the dining room table than in the front yard. I didn’t have enough, so I decided to add a few flowers from the hydrangea bush. I arranged the flowers and left them on the table for my husband to see when he came home from work. They looked pretty and I thought the flowers would make him smile when he came home hot and tired. One thing I didn’t realize was how well the arrangement is suited to Gainesville. When my husband came home he immediately saw the flowers and the colors – orange and blue. When I got home, he said he thought the flowers were very pretty, but wasn’t I carrying the “Gator” thing a bit far? Where in the world did I find orange and blue flowers?
For those of you that are not familiar with Gainesville, Florida, this is a big, big football town and the football team for the University of Florida is the Gators – and you guessed it, the school and football colors are orange and blue.
If I had wanted to get a flower arrangement with orange and blue flowers, I probably wouldn’t easily find them – and here they were, growing in my yard all along.