Here's a card I received in July of last year from Moscow, Russia:
Tanya, the sender wrote:
"Here I send you a very special flower to me. My grandmother used to plant narcissuses, and we had these flowers every spring at home. It reminds me of childhood and absolute happiness."
Childhood and absolute happiness -- the nostalgia for chasing butterflies and playing with red and orange ladybugs in my great grandmother's garden, filled with the scent of her favorite flower, marigold.
I wish someone captured a photo of me back then...In my effort to frame the memories, I did the collage below. And realized, "Ugh! that's the narcissist in me!" :p
Kudos to google.com for the photo of the marigold and the marigold petals with the ladybug.
I'm linking up with Beth @ The Best Hearts Are Crunchy for more postcards on a Friday! Have a great weekend everyone.