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Postcard from Elin

Remnants of a tiny granddaughter’s visit…

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seeing the world through her eyes…magical!!!

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Garlic harvest

Crop diminished by the drought, blooms and heads smaller;

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flavor still excellent!!!!

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Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 17

CONFLICTED!

Spring has come to the garden, bringing luscious colors and bright green foliage….

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…in the midst of drought!!!

Lake Cachuma, just over the Santa Ynez mountains, serves as a reservoir for our area.  Seeing the lake over the weekend – a stark reminder of the severity of the situation:  under 40% capacity, more than 50 feet below spill level.  With another family wedding here in July, the conflict:  to water, or not to water………???

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Hint of Halloween…… E-style

SUSAN ESTABROOK

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Fleur Provocateur

“floral designs that evoke surprise and delight”

Santa Barbara

Paris

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quintessential E

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love the ‘Lone Pumpkin’!!! – do you have a favorite, Tonto???

contact E:  sje1949@verizon.net

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Quintessential Americana

Summer:   beach, waves, shells, grassy sand dunes, country lanes, bicycles, sunshine, daisies, freshly mowed grass

Let’s go to Martha’s Vineyard!!!

Get there any way you can…….

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Explore!!!

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*************Happy Fourth of July*************

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This post is dedicated to our dear friends who have so generously shared the magic!!!

with love,

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Floral Finale

More from flower school in Paris:

Assignment #1:  Green Bouquet

Featuring textures, colors, and shapes, all understated, yet deliver a statement.

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Assignment #2:  Seasonal Table Runner

Springtime in Paris for a dinner party, use specific flowers, give the arrangement ‘your own twist’, yet stay true to what the client requests.

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Assignment #3:  Garden Arrangement

Using garden type flowers, give it a twist in keeping with the theme. 

I chose the touch of ivy to bring some movement and flow to the static shape of the urn.

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Merci to E for the beauty and inspiration!!!

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Be it ever so humble……..

Guest blogger Susan Estabrook aka ‘E’

21 Rue de Seine

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You know it is a flat in Paris when:

there are small spots for beauty

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there are a few new purchases around

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there is a need to get creative with storage

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every inch/nook/cranny counts

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there is flea market art on the walls

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there is a good lock

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even in great neighborhoods!!!

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