Monday, May 30, 2011

setting up

I thought the storm was going to blow that door garland, and the entire house for that matter off of the mountain. Fortunately it cleared up and the sun even came out a little right before the bride and groom arrived.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011


Just another fluffy white bouquet.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

a new favorite

I have a new favorite rose, do you see it? It is such an amazing carmel color. I think I will be a favorite for a while. It is such a perfect neutral that will meld in with any color palette. These are from a wedding last Saturday. I hope they survived the furious winds that were threatening my sanity as I tried to set up an outdoor garland.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

last month

I know easter was over a while ago, so these colors probably aren't appealing anymore, but i'm sharing them nonetheless.

Monday, May 16, 2011


I just finished reading The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan. It demonstrates how plants have used humans to help (or hinder) their evolution through time. It talks about the lavish tulip festivals that the Ottomans used to have, where turtles would walk about the gardens with candles on their backs, and the fields of tulips looked like they went on forever because they put mirrors in the gardens. Since reading it I catch David saying things like "it was a four-petal tulip and it had broken with a red stripe".

These of course are not tulips, they are poppies. But I have been looking at flowers differently lately, even if they weren't a variety discussed in the book. These poppies were incredible. They were so tight when I bought them and I waited so patiently for them all to open. Then they all burst open in a matter of days and then they were gone. They left trails of papery petals throughout my house.

I saved some seeds for next year.

Monday, May 9, 2011


and sort of blue too, because that is the color of the light that comes through the studio window at 6 in the morning.

Sunday, May 8, 2011