Ecuador is known for exporting flowers. Colorful, fragrant roses are sold in the USA, Europe and Russia.
This morning, J.J. and I walked to a nearby flower market to purchase a small bouquet for our hotel room. Flowers are said to help reclaim health and to promote the healing process. Surrounded by flowers makes one feel more relaxed. Flowers can also give out positive energy and better concentration on things at hand.
Whether you are sitting in a café/bar with a cup of Cappuccino or a four course dinner in a traditional restaurant, they have flowers to enjoy. I also use observation of flowers to practice my meditation on gratitude.