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Stop and smell the flowers (#MFRWAuthor)

Published June 29, 2018 by francesothomas

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Man oh man. The year is half over. This week’s blog topic is my favorite indulgence. Another tough one.

It is easier to list some things others may consider indulgences that don’t interest me in the least. You will never find me submerged in a bubble bath, with or without scented candles. I don’t do manicures, pedicures, or massages.

As I sit here on my couch wiritng this, I can see the grocery store bouquet I bought myself earlier this week. There’s my answer.

My favorites are alstroemeria. They come in various colors. The bunch I have right now are white with pinkish purple centers. If I keep replenishing their water, I can usually keep them for more than a week.

I had to Google them to make sure I spelled their name correctly and up came the linked article. I learned these flowers are also called Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas. They are symbols of wealth, prosperity, and fortune. They are also the flower of friendship. Who knew?

In the first book in my Calusa Town Tales, The Lady Is a Mayor, orchids are an important part of the plot, but I think I’ll stick to my Peruvian Lily. Maybe my next book will be about the Incas and earn me a lot of money. Hmmm.

To read about the indulgences of other authors, go here.

 

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