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“Take one flower that you like and get lots of them. And don’t try to ‘arrange’ them. It’s surprisingly hard to do a flower arrangement the way a florist does one. Instead, bunch them all together or put them in a series of small vases all down the table. “ – Ina Garten As I finished my studio work with a few local wildflowers, I stuck them in a vase, to eventually… Read More

“It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses. ” ― Colette Here’s an assemblage of several of the peonies I’ve shared over the past few days, placed… Read More

“Dream in colours, for hues are vibrant. Paint each day with a smile. In days of past, don’t grieve; Make new deposit to the pleasant memory bank! Let your life be a reason for others to LIVE.” ― Somya Kedia Once more, the effects of the black background surprised me. When I selected this carnation from a bouquet, I did so because I saw some potential for a very ‘punchy’ image. The… Read More

“And with the smallest intake of breath he had painted me a picture. Ash that stung your tongue like poisoned snowflakes and breaths of air that burned your lungs without fire” ― Quil Carter What else do you call this image of a red Spider Dahlia, as it’s petals burst forth for the centre? It’s a bit disappointing, knowing the blossom has been ‘dyed’ red, that this is not its natural colour…. Read More

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” ― Samuel Butler I’m not really sure what kind of berry this is. They look a bit like cranberries, but I suspect that is not the case. They came as a colour ‘filler’ in a bouquet of flowers I purchased for our Thanksgiving table. Of course, I had to pull it apart and make photos… Read More

“I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath; I am the memory of a moment of happiness; I am the last gift of the living to the dead; I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.” ― Kahlil Gibran In this case, a gift of love. This time of year, as the days shorten and the nights cool, I am reminded of my first date with my… Read More

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ― Maud Hart Lovelace A few days ago, I had the great pleasure of attending my youngest daughter’s High School graduation. It seems another chapter in our lives has drawn to a conclusion and another begins. As a gift for her graduation, her boyfriend gave her a beautiful bouquet of roses, including these… Read More