Monday, 5 December 2011

Scarlet Tulips

As you know I read South Riding this year and there were so many lovely Christmas quotes that I've decided to have a week of South Riding Christmas quotes to truly get in the festive spirit. Let's start with the gift of flowers.

'On the wet pavement women stood selling flowers in odd-shaped curving baskets; chrysanthemums, vivid dyed crimson leaves, holly, tight little bunches of scarlet tulips and roses in buds hard as porcelain.
She stopped before a basket of red and yellow rosebuds. 'Oh,' she thought, 'I must have some for Pattie.'
Winifred Holtby South Riding


What flowers would you like to receive this Christmas?


  1. How lovely - I'm sure you will have me re-reading South Riding before the week is out.

    As to flowers, this may sound strange but I always associate daffodils with Christmas, because as a child I remember seeing the first daffodils coming over from the Isles of Scilly towards the end of December.

  2. Fleur - Yes it would make a lovely Christmas re read. I love how our memories & connections are so vivid, and sometimes a little random. Here's to a trumpet of yellow daffodils.


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