Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Kept trying to photograph this little eggplant on a windowsill where the color of the leaves outside would be visible. My photography skills failed me, but I enjoyed all the time I spent seeing this through the eyes of my camera! Same windowsill, same eggplant, same trees, same time of day. Different photo results.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Because I'm getting ready for a talk tomorrow, I did lots of windowsill arrangements this morning, but this was my favorite, and, of course, it happened not because I planned it but because all the "ingredients" happened to come together in my kitchen: red marigold flower, stem of parsley leaves, old hosta leaf. When I sort of rolled the hosta leaf into a tube, it wound up looking almost like a calla lily! And, of course, I love the bite/hole in it!
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
I was throwing away most of the flowers from a large arrangement I did last week, but I couldn't seem to toss these three zinnias. They're old and ragged now, but they are singles in colors I love, so I saved them and dropped them into this cruet. Then added a pretty stem of parsley--which is as fresh and happy as the zinnias are old and weary, but the two look pretty together.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
So, then, the color of the radishes sent me back out into the garden to see if I didn't have something equally electric. Turns out I did--some small dahlia flowers. But when I tried to photograph them together on the windowsill--the dahlias and the radishes--I ended up with a crazy/wacky windowsill and mullion line. My inability to competently use the "straighten" function of my photo software resulted in this wacky photo, which, for reasons I can't explain, I love
So: this was so much fun. First. because company was coming, I moved my sprouting radishes into a more elegant home (from discarded plastic container into low yellow dish). They felt so honored and will, I'm betting, send up greener/straighter leaves tomorrow as they adjust to their new home.