Remnants of a tiny granddaughter’s visit…
seeing the world through her eyes…magical!!!
Spring has come to the garden, bringing luscious colors and bright green foliage….
…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………???
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…….
*************Happy Fourth of July*************
This post is dedicated to our dear friends who have so generously shared the magic!!!
More from flower school in Paris:
Assignment #1: Green Bouquet
Featuring textures, colors, and shapes, all understated, yet deliver a statement.
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.
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.
Merci to E for the beauty and inspiration!!!
Guest blogger Susan Estabrook aka ‘E’
21 Rue de Seine
You know it is a flat in Paris when:
there are small spots for beauty
there are a few new purchases around
there is a need to get creative with storage
every inch/nook/cranny counts
there is flea market art on the walls
there is a good lock
even in great neighborhoods!!!
Guest blogger: Susan Estabrook aka ‘E’
Leaving before dawn to arrive at the market by 6 am.
A virtual city of endless vendors offering flowers from all over the world.
Anything flower, greenery or floral accessory is in great supply. It’s all business, in that the vendors are doing a brisk trade with their regular customers.
The very best kind of overwhelm for a lover of flowers!
Previously, in episode 1, dirt was delivered to level the proposed cocktail area. The dirt is now in place and rocks have been delivered to form the retaining wall.
The wall is partially complete – can’t wait to see the finished project!!!
We have also been experimenting with table decor for the fiesta-themed rehearsal dinner.