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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore. Welcome! to my world. A world where my love of the organic purity of the Nature Kingdoms inspires personal whimsical art, Beauty and love of the Mother. In the Spirit of Anam Cara love.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Of Pink Pumkins and Green Pumkins

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share something I find very enchanting.......pumpkins.
Many places are talking about the seasonal change to Fall or Autumn, but we don't have that here, we have only one and a half seasons, hot and humid and more hot and more humid..... however, we do get the merchandising of seasonal changes. One of them are the fall pumpkins which I've always found enchanting and magical, especially when they are carved and candles put inside them! love those.....but the orange color after half a century got a bit boring and recently I decided to claim and display my own personal palette of life and orange doesn't fit.
But Mother Nature being the most diverse, interesting, ever changing, accommodating and having the most varied palette of all things in creation, has made pumpkins in all shades.
But here, we are talking about Pink Pumpkins and Green Pumpkins which I have seen this year for the first time ever.  I found these in Lowe's, in one box with a bunch of all the non-orange pumpkins all together and I was so delighted.

I got a pink one, and I let John choose the second color of either a white or green one, he got the green and that one is so beautiful too. This one I wanted on a proper placement of some kind, and had a perfect silver platter for it, and it even got some extra bling in the form of silver dragees. :D LOLOL

I cannot tell you how much seeing these pumpkins when I walk in the rooms delights me!

And do you see that sweet little greeting card below with two little girls having such a nice Tea Party? well I spoke with a most sweet darling lady who listened when I spoke.....and she sent me a card showing me a lovely Tea Party ....and sent me a bunch of wonderful Tea Delights to enchant even the most finicky of palates such as mine! Thank You again, Sweet Palomasea!! I can't even begin to describe to her what sensations those gifts caused.....but I will try, soon.

and the arrangements I'm keeping up on the mantle lately, not much in flowers at all, but greenery from the gardens, pothos, fern, grapevine and palm, and some faux flowers to fill in for color. :D

I'm in love with the flowering bushes of Bougainvillea and Mussaendas which do well here in our parts. I've given up on the other types of flowers and decided to just have what does well, and these two are consistent bloomers. I got some more Mussaendas and these are cut for the vase in my room. They are marvelously beautiful and so drapy, feminine and soft.

 I have several of these white ones now, since they do well. You are seeing below a peak of the new back area I'm working on slooowwlllyy. This beautiful plant is going into a beautiful pot.

 When the flowers or bracts get mature, they get long and I can cut them and put them into a vase inside. Their color and soft see through velvet petals delight me.

 This shade of pink is pure peace......

I changed out the flowers today, having been to Fresh Market and loving their flowers


and I saw something there I'd never ever seen as a florist in all my years......these green ''moss on a stick" I called them, lolol but they are a form of dianthus!......I am sooo enchanted!!  I cut them short and put them with some very fairy looking pink!!

May pink surround you.