Category: Flowers

Dining with Butterflies

I’m dining with the butterflies~ enjoying this book~ with its beautiful illustrations by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717), German-born naturalist and artist. At a time when few women were educated or literate, and rarely travelled, Maria Sibylla Merian was a pioneer, and made history with her studies of insects in Surinam. Trained as a copperplate engraver and…

Blooms, Bees & Bliss

A few pink Rose of Sharon blooms~  Providing a pop of color~ Attracting busy bees. . . Buzzing from bloom to bloom. . . In a state of pollen-collecting-bliss. . . “Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.”  ~Oliver Goldsmith Wishing you a little bliss & amusement in your tasks :-) Thank you for…

Soothing Whites

Gardenia blooms and buds are beginning to appear, just as the temperatures climb into the 90’s. . . There is something soothing to my soul and inner thermostat :) when I see white~ “Sultry as a summer evening and as intoxicating as an exotic perfume, the scent of gardenias settles like a memory onto your soul. The…

The Essence of the Fairy Realm

  “Flowers are our miraculous tools from the heavens, entities of light and magic the we can feel and touch in this dimension. Flowers channel the essence of the fairy realm into our world, offering themselves as the ultimate design in creation, grace, and fancy.”  ~Paulette Cole, from the foreward in Flowers for the Home,…

Daylight & Butterflies

As a lover of green, both indoors & out,  Mikasa’s Daylight Dinnerware appealed to me when I first saw it, with its fresh, crisp design. I loved the vibrant green leaves. . . a shade that reminds of the first tender growth of spring.  The leaves trail across the contoured plates, wind their way inside the generous soup bowls,…

Garden Variety

    A little garden stroll and the wonders of photo editing and I have more variety in my garden~     My peonies have finished blooming. . .I used Picasa’s soft focus & warmify effects, to create a new & dreamy flower image that I can enjoy, despite the fact that I can no longer enjoy their heady fragrance~…

A Lakeside Picnic

  Still a little cool for a pontoon picnic, we enjoyed a little waterside dining  instead. . .    Some pasta salads~ A baguette~ A little fruit & cheese~    A beverage with bubbles~ With glasses held in place by Steady Steaks~ No bees to buzz around us this early in the season, except the ones on the flatware…

Peony, White, and Blue

 A Teeny bit of table inspiration from Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West.  You can find my edible review, here if you like~ Besides some table inspiration, this book provided me with lots of laughs from the cast of quirky characters, along with some major food cravings. Teeny Templeton, is an out of work pastry chef who cuts her own…

Grandiflora

I picked a bouquet of flowers from Pottery Barn to bring the garden to the table~ I can enjoy Magnolia blossoms now instead of June. . .  My Bridal Wreath Spirea is at the table again, this time woven around the handle of a watering can~ Ready to sprinkle on the delicate fields of flowers sprouting on this quilt~   Tulips are blooming.…