I look to Mother Nature for inspiration and appreciate her flair for colour.
I have always been attracted to white bouquets.
Arrangements that mix shapes and textures of a variety of white blooms complimented with a flush of greens...
Lady's Mantle makes a wonderful filler, Hosta leaves add interest, fern fronds, the list of greens is endless.
I've had the pleasure of arranging flowers for several weddings for friends and have enjoyed the experience immensely...not being on the payroll or having design constraints made it fun.
Do you love weddings?
I do and I cry at every one that I attend...
not out of sadness
It's the over whelming emotions welling up when I see two people commit to a lifetime together.
Traditional brides tend to wear white gowns and many carry white floral wedding bouquets.
I find them terribly romantic...
Pinterest is more than I could ever have imagined and I am drawn to the wedding Pins...
like a moth to a flame.
White blooms evoke purity and serenity...
Mother carried white calla lilies with a white leather bible down the aisle when she got married in the early 1950's.
I love looking at the wedding photos ~ they show a very young couple with "stars in their eyes."
They went on to spend many years together separated by the death of my father in 2007.
Mother has never completely come to terms with his demise...
she talks of him often as if he might be in the next room.
the contrast of the green foliage makes the white glow brighter
BC dogwood flowers
Pure and White
Hosta in the center and at top and right Lady's Mantle.
Mother picked a pink peony in the garden at the back of her condominium.
The flower is stunning in this gorgeous shade of pink.
She floated it in a crystal footed bowl and placed it on the Duncan Phyfe table beside her chair.
That table has an amusing story...
if only it could talk.
It is the same table that Father had to refinish.
One morning early, before my parents were up, I got into a wee bit of mischief.
(not something I did often or so I am told!)
I was about 3 or 4 years old when I discovered Mother's red nail varnish left on the table...
I wanted to paint my toes like Mother.
Unfortunately I was not too skilled with the brush and so more red was on the table than I put on my toes!
I don't remember getting into trouble...
maybe because there were late night cocktail party remnants littering the room...
Mom tells me that I had a few sips from the martini glasses that they neglected to put away before they went to bed!
These lovely roses climb up the wall by the front porch of The Humble Bungalow.
Mr. HB has tied them to the pillars so the bloom laden branches don't snap with the weight of the flowers.
Their scent lingers and is carried on the breeze.
Hydrangeas in white vessels
(images from last summer)
I love this shade of green!
I wore this coin necklace to my appointment with my doctor...
where I recently got some great news.
No more high blood pressure medications needed at this time.
Obviously walking, weight loss and lifestyle changes have had a positive impact...
I've slipped a bit in the walking (reading too much) and need to rev up my regime...
another 3 pounds!
I have ordered some new trainers from Lands' End and plan to hit the pavement big time this week.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads young and old and those who we have lost and are holding close to our hearts.