Ever since the first day I arrived in San Diego (remember how depressed I was?) I’ve been buying fresh flowers for the apartment. The minute I bought a bouquet, I felt better. Back in New York I would be looking at the snow and yearning for my garden. Here in San Diego everything is blooming and my allergies can attest to that fact. I still can’t garden but I can have fresh flowers. Trader Joes is just a few blocks away and Whole Foods is just a bit further down the road. Between them, I am flush with flowers. The Gerber daisies in the top photo are on the coffee table, the little roses are a welcome gift from the teacher I am replacing, and the asters are on a table by the front door. They make a huge difference in the ambiance of this little apartment. Do you keep fresh flowers around your home?