Sunday, January 15, 2017

wedding bouquet

This is a bouquet my daughter made me as part of 50th wedding anniversary celebration last night. So pretty. And, oddly, it was full of colors I'd been enjoying on the cover of the spring McClure & Zimmerman catalog.  The flowers needed to get into water this morning, so I deconstructed the bouquet and displayed the flowers and catalog together on the windowsill. Crazy jazzy!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

geraniums in, icicles out

This was the view from bed this morning: geraniums blooming on the windowsill, snow and icicles outside.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Montreal windowsill

The weather outside was frightful, but the wine was so delightful... who cared if the poinsettia in the windowsill was dead!? Great Portuguese restaurant on St. Paul Street.

Friday, December 23, 2016

peppers with roots and shadow

And lo! The sun came up in the east and there was the shadow of the roots looking like a star on the kitchen cabinet!

Christmas windowsill

The ferns, pine, camellia foliage, upside down roots, and red anemone were already in the windowsill when Rosanne Shalf arrived with pickled peppadew peppers and a vase of winterberries and paperwhites. Onto the windowsill they went immediately! All so pretty together. Thanks, Rosie!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mexican marigold roots

I'm so glad I let myself garden yesterday, because today it's too rainy and wet. While tidying up the vegetable garden, I pulled out some spent Mexican mint (aka Mexican marigold) plants. After shaking the soil off their roots, I realized they were too pretty to throw in the compost heap. Very regularly spaced--almost like rays of a star. Hence, this.

ferns and nandina

Fern fronds from a houseplant that was headed to the compost heap, plus one sprig of nandina foliage. That's it.