Musing with Max

Musing with Max

February 4, 2013

A rose is a rose is a...ranunculus.

Since today's flowers in the house party falls in the month of February I thought I would share a little romantic story.

When I was in fifth grade I had an enormous crush on a boy named Gaston. As if just the fact that he had that really cool name wasn't enough, he had soulful deep brown eyes. Sort of like this:

He wore his stick straight hair in the obligatory sugar bowl haircut, like this:

and he had a grin like a Cheshire cat,

I'm sure you can understand my attraction.

He wrote in my autograph book:

Roses are red

(OK ranunculus, but I have editorial license)

they grow in this region

if I had your face

I'd join the foreign legion!

Yep, you guessed it...he liked me too!

Happy FITH!


  1. Hello Amelia:
    We are much amused with your story of a schoolgirl crush. How long, we wonder, did the 'romance' last?

    Rather sadly we have to admit not to liking ranunculus, or not particularly!!

  2. Ranunculus and romance, what a way to start the morning.

    Perhaps a cafe con crema please?

    xo Jane

  3. That has to be one of the the best variations of "roses are red." How did you ever let him go?

  4. Oh, I love this post - and the photos of the flowers are so pretty. Haha - I went back and read this post again - leaving now, with a smile on my face. :o)

  5. Very cute - I'm sure most of us had the same kind of experience. Mine didn't quote me poetry but chased me around the school yard with a baseball bat. Ahhh young love.

  6. cute story :)
    rannunculus! Pretty ones :D

  7. Ranunculus are my favorite flower and i cannot find them anywhere in town. Don't know if i should love you or hate you today. either way i am jealous! They are lovely!!

  8. I have never managed to grow ranunculus so I am green, not red! (I love being told a story!)

  9. Who doesn't love ranunculus? Perhaps Lance hasn't seen the lovely Italian or California offerings! I love yours and the sweet story!

  10. Haha! Lovely ranunculus and a lovely story!

  11. A story with pictures and flowers, too! What a delight!

  12. Adore ranunculus!....and the story :)