Plant-based culture & reportage on flowers, gardens, landscapes, floral markets, scent, literature, exhibitions, art and fashion through photography and narrative. C.P.W.
"It was one of those March days...
...when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade". ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
A birthday luncheon arrangement in the Pink
Frittalaria, Red Racer Hellebores, Pink Phlox, Juliette Garden Roses, Pink Hyacinth, Pink Jasmine, Pink Tulips, all shades of pink and dark pink to maroon for a special ladies birthday lunch in Austin. The floral-stenciled windows provide a lovely backdrop for a delightful mid-day respite
Woodland workshop with Francoise Weeks, Austin
What a lovely two days spent in a "Woodlands" workshop with floral artist Francoise Weeks at Mercury Hall, Austin, Texas. Learning new mechanics, techniques, practices and enjoying some floral design camaraderie.
Tippi & The Birds
When frightful things and elegance come together, often it is found find in Alfred Hitchcock's films, like "The Birds" 1964 and "Marnie", 1963. According to Ms. Hedren, however, Mr. Hitchcock was the real fright as he "ruined her career" when she refused his advances and he kept her from obtaining other acting roles and refused to release her from her contract. October 31, 2013 - Halloween.