Serendipity by helenhall

Serendipity

My colleague at work will be 60 at the weekend. He has been having a bit of a hard time of late, so I wanted to cheer him on his last day at work before the big celebrations. I remembered him telling me about how fond he was of Iris and so today I bought some Iris to go on his desk. This gave me the opportunity to photograph them, and then make a card for him from the same flowers.

Despite the man in the flower shop having put a bunch of Iris aside for me yesterday, so that I could pick them up today, when I went, he had forgotton all about this and so had used my reserved flowers within a mixed bouquet. Upon my protestation, what could he do, but to sell me the whole array, for the price of the Iris within.

Left with a problem of what to put the flowers in, I set about seeking a suitable vase. Strange how I caught myself deciding which one to purchase based on what I thought I could get a good abstract out of, for the days shot !


And, furthermore, on my way home today, I was booked for a haircut. My hairdresser told me that she had just picked up the keys to her first home. So I was able to present to her, the surplus bouquet with which she was delighted. You would never have known there was anything missing.


Now thats what I call serendipity.


Best on black and without the chopped off stem (how did I miss that?)
a very stylish trio, beautifully edited. much enjoyed your narrative also. your lucky colleague and hairdresser having you in their lives :)
August 22nd, 2018  
A beatiful image and great story to go with it!
August 23rd, 2018  
How nicely this all worked out and how caring you are to your friends.
August 23rd, 2018  
I like the dreaminess of this image. And great storytelling behind it!
August 23rd, 2018  
beautiful story and art -wow
August 23rd, 2018  
Fav! For pic and highly entertainment score on serendipity. Great day so it seems! The chopped off stem needs to be there! It’s all just serendipity (I love this word) ;)
August 23rd, 2018  
A beautiful photo and a lovely story.
August 23rd, 2018  
Beautiful image and lovely to have brought pleasure to three people at the same time - your colleague, hairdresser and yourself with a great image.
August 23rd, 2018  
I love what you've done here Helen. Not only real flowers for your colleague, but a lovely reminder with your card too.
August 23rd, 2018  
Creative image...fav
August 23rd, 2018  
How lovely you went to all this effort for your colleague, an enjoyable story and lovely image
August 23rd, 2018  
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