Monday, March 29, 2010

european tour 2010!



I'm off to Europe! My sister and I are taking a wee vacation. Elizabeth will be joining me for a tour of Paris, Morocco, and coastal Spain. After that I will be traveling solo through southern France, northern Italy and the UK. I'm going to be gone for 5 weeks -- totally cut off from the blogging world.
Please check in over at Persuasion for updates from Eliz and I along the way and to catch all of Elizabeth's stories once she returns mid-April.

I'll miss you! Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

sunshine and blue skies






The sky is beautiful right now, but a few days ago I needed to get myself a little reminder of what it looks like and all the beauty it creates.
The most exciting part of this arrangement (which could be debatable) is the mimosa, which is barely visible and of course has completely dried out, but still looks and smells great. I don't usually make flowers this loose and garden-y for myself, nor do I usually have such a great variety within one vase, but I really like this one -- perhaps I'm entering into a new design style and outlook.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

white pillowy clouds of sugar



I wish the clouds outside my window looked like the cupcakes above. Instead there's solid grey, with endless tonnes of rain. Oh well -- just yesterday the authorities were worrying about forest fires already, so maybe this will help. There's more cupcake photos from yesterday over at Persuasion.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

all falls down


a few days earlier


and then today I could hardly catch it in time.



Tuesday, March 09, 2010

as promised





The greatest flowers ever. Seriously, just ask me.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

second prize!






Anemones are probably my second favorite flower. I feel like I could just stare at them for hours. Or take pictures of them for hours. Or be late for work because I am too busy staring at and taking pictures of anemones.
First favorite flower in the days to come!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

narcissus



I really wish you could smell these. I suppose it's good they can't smell themselves -- we all know how that story ends.