Thursday, November 16, 2017

Matilda's bouffant hairdo

Check out this clever flower vase! This beautiful dinner plate dahlia grew in my friend's flower garden, and when she saw it had some missing petals she said, "I have just the vase!" Boy, was she right! It's as though the flower grew knowing it would be plucked for this adorable little vessel. I have lovingly named this pairing "Matilda"—don't know why, she just looks like one to me.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

October sky

I haven't posted in a while, and wouldn't you know it: I'm featuring a picture of clouds and fiery sunset colors. It goes to show, they never get old (at least in my book). This picture was taken the other night. We haven't yet had consistently cool weather, but that particular evening had a chill in the air which makes me want a fire in the fireplace. Maybe now that November has rolled around...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Evening sunset

Another gorgeous sunset in the country sky. I took this picture a couple of weeks ago, but we are lucky to often have fantastic sunsets. Maybe one day I'll make a collage of all the ones I've captured on film. (Haha! "Film." What an outdated term!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Saxapahaw Holiday Market

Please join us this Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, for the annual Saxapahaw Holiday Market! We will have a booth, and our fresh-off-the-presses 2017 calendars will be available for all those lucky people on your shopping list. Look for our show-only specials. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Congress Park, Saratoga

This past fall I made a trip up to Saratoga Springs, NY, and the fall colors were gorgeous. Beautiful red geraniums surrounded this fountain just inside the main entrance (a previous post featured this fountain in the snow). Quite colorful and eye catching. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Chihuly in NC

Recently I went to a Chihuly exhibit that was showing locally, and wow, was it impressive! I first saw his work at an exhibit in the New York Botanical Gardens years ago and have been a fan ever since. While that show interspersed his works among the gardens and grounds, this show by contrast was indoors, so we were able to get really close to the pieces. The size and complexity of the pieces was stunning.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Morning fog

The other morning I had a fairly early start on the day, and the sunrise through the trees was quite pretty. The fog added a layer of beauty and interest and made it feel even more as though I were experiencing the outdoors "waking up" for a brand new day.