Friday, May 11, 2012

The Flower Lady

Yesterday morning I was hanging out in Johanna's room, when I saw an elderly-ish lady carrying some roses. She was heading away from our house. Later we found out that she had left us branches with white flowers on them, on our deck.
I was told to put them in some water, but there were so many I had to put them into two different containers.

Once I was done I decided to go for a walk to see if I could find any flowers that weren't in anybody's yard. I took the scissors and I was on my way. Instead of going by road I took a detour through a little bit of tall grass. I went through it and saw that the lady I had seen with the roses earlier was working in her garden. She started to talk to me, using everything but my 7 words of Turkish. Finally she shook her head and through hand gestures I found out that she was going to give me flowers. I followed her around while she used the scissors and cut roses for me.

Once I got home I put them in some water.

She also gave me a pocket full of these. They grow on pretty much every tree in our village. I have no idea what they are. They are extremely sour! But they are good with sugar :)


  1. That is cool :) You don't find many random ladies who will give you flowers here.