As much as I love autumn’s warm colors, I couldn’t help falling for these pretty blue delphiniums at my local flower market this weekend! The white and yellow flowers are from my garden. I’m not exactly sure what they are. Will need to ask the hubby - he planted them!
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Amazing how the garden keeps on giving even at this time of year. The season may have changed but there is still so much to use! Here Abelia grandiflora is tangled with faded geranium foliage, The final Rudbeckias which managed to hide from the frost, seed heads, grasses, highly coloured Hydrangeas and Chocolate Cosmos and Chrysanths from the greenhouse! One of my favourite colour palettes! Friday already. Have a great weekend everyone x #flowersmakemehappy#cuttinggarden#seasonalshift#floralcenterpiece
Is it too soon to miss those golden autumn days? I feel like it should have lasted just a tad bit longer 🍂🍁 What should have also lasted longer is our ability to fight off cold and flu germs - this month has been really rough 🤮🤧😷🤒 Kids do pick up the worst germs at kindergarten. If you have any amazing home remedies to fight off a cold/ flu quickly or to not get it in the first place (I.e anything that boosts your immune system) I’m all ears. ☺️
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I’m off to a slow start this Sunday morning. Taking the time to sip my coffee and breathe in the fresh, dewy autumn air. ☕️🍁Wishing you a beautiful day filled with love and light. ✨
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I obviously have this thing about pumpkins. They grow in such wonderful organic shapes, their colors are a gorgeously delicious palette of pale blues, chalky whites, lovely pinks & of course fabulous orange. (& so many more) They are a pleasure to hold, a satisfying weight as I carry them to my stoop. It’s the same ritual every autumn & it’s always welcome.
La nostra Pasqua è stata cosi: allegra, fiorita e piena di Amore. E soprattutto, il telefono è rimasto silenzioso tutto il giorno: abbiamo vissuto il qui e l'ora.
Una giornata meravigliosa come i fiori che mi ha regalato la mia mamma. E la vostra Pasqua com'è stata?
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Some Hokie-color tulips on a cloudy day.🌷
Пока все празднуют американскую пасху, нам наконец удалось выкрасть выходной без дождя и похайкать, и погулять. Все сады в цвету.🌷
Нравится, что тюльпаны по всему городу оранжевые и бордовые - цвета нашего универа.
Wishing you Easter blessings wherever you are. Thinking of everyone in Sri Lanka and everyone affected by this mindless terrorism 💔
Get outside today if you can. Look for the helpers. Look for the good in the world. Hold your loved ones close. Tell them you love them.
If you were anywhere near the vicinity of Reed’s Lake tonight it’s very likely you heard a toddler screaming bloody murder from about 6:30-6:45. No, she wasn’t being kidnapped, I just wouldn’t let her go down the slide until after my run.
It got pretty ugly— snot all over her nose, tears streaming down her red cheeks, her body contorting in the stroller trying to escape the buckle holding her in. Strangers smiled as they passed, nodding in solidarity that they too had been there. I made it 1.5 miles trying to calm her as I ran, seriously contemplating just ignoring it and continuing on.
I finally stopped at a bench and immediately Willow reached for me. I unbuckled her and she snuggled herself into my body, instantly calmed from my embrace. I held her tight, sitting still for the first time all day. I felt myself leaning into the Lord just like Willow leaned into me, seeking refuge in his embrace in the same, childish way. I was so tired, not from my run, but just from life— from being needed and demanded in so many ways from so many people.
I felt myself physically relax, a weight quite literally lifted from my shoulders. “You don’t have to run, sweet child,” I heard Him say. “You don’t have to strive and work and push and perfect. Just sit with me.” I fought tears as I sat with my girl, apologizing for not stopping to comfort her and work through her frustration with her. I apologized for pushing through instead of pressing in. “I fowgive you mama,” she said.
We got up and walked back to the car, a long and slow (very, very slow 😉) 1.5 miles spent holding hands, resting in the grace that it is finished. That we don’t have to strive, we don’t have to push and pull and force and bend. We just have to be and receive and it is ALWAYS ENOUGH.
"Dziadek zawsze tłumaczył, że dom jest jak człowiek. Popatrz mówił, tu są oczy, i wskazywał na symetrycznie ułożone okna, tu jest buzia i pokazywał na drzwi, tu kręgosłup - chodziło mu o sień na przestrzał, z której wychodziło się do każdego pomieszczenia - a tu mózg. I wskazywał na strych. Jak masz jakiś problem, to idź pod dach i tam pomyśl, tak mawiał. (...) Ale przede wszystkim mawiał, że dom jest naszą twierdzą." @dowodynaistnienie
Domy bezdomne, D. Brauntsch.
Jeszcze ostatnie chwile w pracy i zaraz wyruszam w drogę do swojego rodzinnego domu. Do mojego azylu, do lasu, do spacerów nad jeziorem i do rozmów z mamą. I powiem Wam, że nawet w swojej długiej podróży po świecie, nie tęskniłam tak za domem, jak teraz. 🙂
Good morning lovely people. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather we're being treated to in the UK. Kat at @curiousdogsees called these pretty blossoms, "pink petal clouds". A lovely name don't you think?
Quando vedo una violetta non posso non pensare ad Alice nel paese delle Meraviglie quando va nel giardino fiorito e canta insieme ai fiori. Non lo vedete anche voi il volto delicato di questa violetta?
Happy Friday! I whipped up this bouquet before we left for Florida 🌴 for spring break. I stood under a tree because I wanted a natural grass background. The sunlight was peeking through the leaves to create a sun-dappled effect on the flowers that I thought was so pretty! I am clearly under the floral spell.
I feel like I've been lacking in content recently, so I do apologize for that! I have an art show in the beginning of May that Ive been prepping for so the majority of my time and energy has been going towards that! 🎨 The weather is getting so much nicer now tho. Even tho it's been super rainy it's still been really pretty and enjoyable temperature wise! Also just got a few new seeds in the mail im looking forward to planting! 🌰🌱 I have plans for a couple photo days as well since I just got my beautiful harem pants from @shukuraclothing in the mail and I definitely am looking forward to taking some photos in those to share with you guys! 😭❤ Anyways, I'm attempting to stay consistant on here and with my art and also working my day job so do bare with me! 🌼 I appreciate you all so much for sticking around and joining me on my life journey! 🙏 Also check out these lovely wild violets that hang out around the apartment! 🌸 .
Finalmente sono in vacanza!
Le ultime spedizioni sono state ieri e le prossime riprenderanno martedì.
Ho impostato anche le promozioni del mese che saranno domenica 21 lunedì 22 e giovedì 25 e vi permetteranno di risparmiare qualche euro. Spero anche di aggiornare l'inventario con qualche nuova creazione per cui passate da qui per controllare.
Buon pomeriggio, alice
Preview Video! Hi friends, I am hosting a floral workshop on Thursday, April 25th at Outdoor Design and Living from 6:30-8:00pm. This video is a little preview of the types of flowers and vessel that we will be using to create a gorgeous arrangement. The class is $89.00 and includes a short lecture (the good kind 😂) on how to select, prepare and condition store bought flowers and then a fun hands on workshop where I will lead you step by step in the art of floral design. All materials and tools are provided! We’ll have bubbly but you can bring your own wine. A direct link to sign up is in my profile. Tag a friend who loves flowers!
Good Friday Faffing...keeping it simple with seasonal garden gatherings.
We were talking on a recent flower class about whether a butterfly could navigate their way through an arrangement and the answer on this occasion is yes.
Calming colours for this morning and later, after I have gathered in the poly tunnel, their will be a joyous riot of colours to adorn the house all ready to welcome our house guests.