Sunshine Project – Day 56, Florist, Glenside, PA

Another February holiday – today is Valentine’s Day. My idea today was to commemorate the day by stopping at a local florist’s location with the sunshine. So my husband and I did so, and then things took a little turn. A good turn, but the sunshine went to a place I had not expected or even known about before today.

Valentine's Day sign

We went to Penny’s Florist in Glenside, about 2 miles from my house. It’s located in the middle of the Keswick Village section (right off the traffic circle where I left a sunshine some weeks earlier) and has been serving the area for 70+ years. Our own family has gotten prom corsages and many arrangements from here and we have also bought a lot of flowers to plant at home from their outside display in the summer.

Florist shop from the traffic circle in Keswick Village.

Florist shop from the traffic circle in Keswick Village.

I had intended to set the sunshine in the (dry at the moment) fountain but then I saw something new: this outpost of the Little Free Library. It hasn’t been there any length of time, I think. We inspected it and marveled at how eye-catching it was. I love to read almost more than anything, and suddenly it seemed the right place for a sunshine. I’ll come back with a couple of books sometime later on.

Having found a spot for the sunshine, we looked at the windows of the shop for a bit and also checked out the parking lot. A couple of cars in and out, the drivers rushing off with flowers. And all the florist vans are out in the world delivering flowers, I think – one was loading up as we looked.

The vans are all out on the road, except for these two, and they'll be going soon...

The vans are all out on the road, except for these two, and they’ll be going soon…

People may say Valentine’s Day is just another excuse for stores to get people to buy something, but I think there’s a place in this world for a day to tell others you love them, however you do it. And in the cold mid-winter it is very nice to see colorful blooms to brighten what can be a gray time of year.

After some errands, we came home for lunch. It had started to snow. Plenty of birds were flocking around our new bird feeder – just made by my husband a couple of weeks ago. Somehow it seemed like a Valentine’s Day sight to me.

bird feeder 2-14-15

Happy sunshine. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Sunshine, February 14, 2015.

Sunshine, February 14, 2015.

You can get more information about the Sunshine Project here or you can search “Sunshine Project” in the category list.

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About Claudia McGill

A person who does art and writes poetry. That's me!

2 responses to “Sunshine Project – Day 56, Florist, Glenside, PA

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