Saturday, March 31, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
I cheated a little.
For a while, I collected hand colored 18th c. bookplates. They sit on the mantle where everything goes that I want to keep from Blossom.
I once thought about collecting several of the Amaryllis and arranging them as a set, but I only found two on Ebay during the time I was obsessing over them. I am a month long Obsessor and then I move on to something else.
Jane's Spring is popping compared to ours. Roses leafing out, Akibia Vine setting buds, but, aside from that and the flowering trees, we're still lagging behind Virginia.
Blue, blue. If you want to see some more beautiful blue go over to Little Pheasant's blog and check out the arrangements that Denise made.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Baby Mac talks now. The computer crisis is over and I am poorer. The weather continues to amaze us here in Boston. There's talk of chillier temps for the weekend and rain. No complaints. It's been like vacation weather here.
Lovely brides have been consulting. What a run of sweet young women this year! We did one small bouquet for a post wedding (two years post wedding) photo shoot.
Apparently her wedding flowers were disappointing. She loved this bouquet.
Thank you again to Jane. She keeps widening the Circle!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In the meantime we're basking in blue skies and warm temps. The flowering trees are popping out; I'm a little worried that Spring is going to be over before Easter...and then again, I'm loving this weather so much.
Loving blue right now.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
My MacBook drowned on Thursday. Electronics on the design table is a bad idea. On Monday, I take my hard drive, wrapped in a magnetic foil, to Apple where I'll buy a MacBook Air and have everything transferred to the new computer. Bye bye old MacBook: you changed my life! Hello to wedding proposals with photos, easy scrolling, more memory, no overheated fan....no motor, and lightness!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
International Women's Day began right here in the United States when, in 1908, 15,000 women textile workers marched through Manhatten demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. It was called 'The March of the Empty Pots'.
This day is celebrated all over the world: seriously celebrated. But here, in the U.S., there is nary a ripple.
A Russian customer of mine thinks it's because it developed out of the early Socialist Movement here in America. Mon Dieu! Socialism!!! EEEEEEK!
Thanks to the first International Women's Day, conditions are better and we have the vote. But do we all vote? Do we care about the plight of women in Chile, Peru, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Russia? Questions.
On a different note... a really different note, this is the other thing I've been pondering of late:
This is from Morning Bray Farm. A dangerous blog for me. How can I keep a donkey in the city? Just look at that face.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
These were taken in March: the perfect time to visit Southern California, especially if there's been a rainy season. The hills are green and lush, the air is clean and the light is softened from it's summer intensity.
If it were Springtime in San Diego all year, I'd go back in a heart beat.