Tuesday, October 27, 2015

yellow eggplant

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

tribute to my beloved 1999 Subaru

Windshield arrangement on my beloved 1999 Subaru, now, alas, the property of WCVE and Car Talk.

My Subaru, friend of 16 years and over 235,000 miles, being towed away. Sob.

Monday, October 19, 2015

rolled hosta leaf with marigold, parsley

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


This is fun, because it was created entirely from leftovers--plant materials I saved while tossing the dead ones in a larger arrangement.

Believe it or not, here's the larger arrangement these flowers, berries, etc. came from.

Monday, October 12, 2015

old zinnias, fresh parsley

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

more radish shenanigans

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


radishes, in new home

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.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


These store-bought radishes wanted to grow so badly I had to let them--in a plastic dish on the windowsill  Their greenery looking happier, and less "refrigerator starved of light" every day!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Chinese long bean

Drizzly day, but the birds and I were outside anyway. Spotted a Chinese long bean vine growing up into a sugar maple. It had started in the compost heap! Full of blooms AND long beans!