I had to stop myself, full stop.........gather........ breathe......... and make a deliberate move to do something that results in beauty....to superimpose over the patrix (patriarchal matrix) world, something of my own beautiful world. Freshening up the little flower spots was it. I don't purchase flowers like I used to but I do have some growing at times and I make full use of them. There is never a shortage when you look.
I did one arrangement, then the other, then all of them, and soon the house was feeling and looking vibrant, alive and my space graced with the presence of Her Royal Highness, Beauty, The Face of God.
And this BEAUTY is food for my soul. Without it I am empty, asleep, even dead while breathing. HRH BEAUTY moved me to take a picture of it, for it captures not just the physical beauty but my own sensations upon the view, and records these sensations in seeing the image again. I walked around, snapped a few, then a few more, and before I knew it the morning was gone, but I had a glorious one! And thus this post was born.......
Just some pictures of the flowers in my house.....some not flowers, but have the effect of being a flower.
First I'll put the vinca under the fountain picture, but you can see the newly planted circle in the back.....
some closeups of them.....happy yellow zinnias which didn't do well at first, but are doing well now.
and the lovely purple Princess Tibouchina Glory Bush..
happy peachy yellow Ixora....
Lavender Princess Floribunda Rose .....
Variegated Red Hibiscus Bush....I love this one, I think I'll have to get more, the leaves alone are gorgeous.
From the profuse lavender vinca under the fountain which are doing so well, paired with some blue plumbago....I love this combination! You can see my Art Deco Fairy clapping her hands on the sidelines with her very lacy and sparkly wings! :D
hanging on the towel rack is a French bottle with the same white plumbago....I love this lacy flower.
I use orange hibiscus under the cloche on the kitchen table....they look so pretty and cheerful.
My new cloche!....with a fine tiny waistline.....and lovely little birdy on top for the handle......she gets the white starfish for now on a blue and white English plate.
My beloved Vanda Orchids.....which are blooming for me finally......this is a speckled magenta.
Don't panic...like I did.....doesn't this look like a bird?? It is.....it is..... from the large Bird of Paradise plant....the white part of the flower fell off and when I looked down, my heart froze for a moment.....its a flower!
One of my very special loves are the fiddle heads from ferns. I have tiny ones and giant ones. This is a baby one from the huge Australian Fern....a baby, the size of my hand.. When full grown the leaf can be 5 feet long.
One of the fiddle heads of the many hundreds on just one stem unfurling......
The baby from the base of the plant.....this one will open to reveal many hundreds like the ones above.
An inspiration from the new Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Travel edition of this summer.
I saw this picture passing the magazines in a store and it caught my eye as a florist......its all greens! but beautiful! I loved it and looked carefully and said.....I have all of these growing! or at least those that are similar in color, size, and texture and I can do this.....today! :D:D:D
Here is mine............
A detail from the lovely asparagus fern's berries, such a beautiful light green, that open with a tiny white flower.
thank you for visiting. I hope I brought some smiles to your day as these have for me!
Am sharing this post with Rose Vignettes: Fresh Cut Friday a new linky party for JUST FLOWERS! I was going to do this but she's already done it.....if you post about your flowers go on over!
and with Fishtail Cottage: Cottage Garden Party
and with No Minimalist Here