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July 2012

Playing It Cool

 

Cactus

 

Dragonfly

 

Nigella-chair

 

Sage-pot1

 

Water_drop

 

Tahoe

Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 

I M A G E S

I can't remember the name of the top incredibly cool plant, maybe friend Mary remembers. The dragonfly image was taken in July 2001- I remember because it was a milestone summer. Nigella in the back garden- oh yes she's an eager reseeder. The fab origanum rotundifolia with purple sage- two of my favorite rose companions. Macleya cordata I fell in love with in the Nori and Sandra Pope garden that once graced Hadspen House in the UK. I had to have it- found it's invasive. Me on my first and only visit to the glorious Lake Tahoe- caught by friend Mary.

 

 


Am I Blue?

 

Blu&white2

 

Blue-butterfly

 

Untitled-1

 

Ivory2

 

Fish

 

Pansy

 

Self-portrait2
 

 

As far as I was concerned, we were all the same color because our helmets were all blue.

~ Terry Hoeppner

 

The Images

Blue hydrangeas formed the base for the two arrangements- white roses the icing. The butterfly stayed still enough for me to move it on to the delphinum for a picture! It must have been in shock- 20 minutes later it was gone. The pretty house is in a little gold country town- I can't remember the name. Artist husband's fish sculpture swam in the garden for awhile. Pamela Temple's pansy basket. And me with camera in garden globe. (Love being blue.)

 

 


Orange Delight- roses and such

Pat-austin-rose

  Carolyn-parker-&-daughter

 

Leroy-parker-vase

 

I live for meeting with men in suits. I love them because I know they had a really boring week and I walk in there in my orange velvet leggings and drop popcorn in my cleavage and then fish it out and eat it. I like that. I know I'm entertaining them, and I know that they know.

~ Madonna



2-persimmons

Mrs-oakley-fisher

A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.

~ Benny Green

 

Perennial-poppy

He hangs in shades the orange bright, like golden lamps in a green night. 

~ Andrew Marvell 

P i c t u r e s

The rose at top is Pat Austin; that's me with daughter Oneita at the Berkeley rose garden; artist husband's ceramic head vase; persimmons from our tree; Mrs. Oakley Fisher hybrid tea rose; perennial poppy.

 

I never thought much of the color orange until my daughter Oneita bought an orange silk blouse when she was in high school. From then on I've reveled in it's power to stimulate both settings and senses.

 

PS- As a young family, husband, first daughter and I, spent many happy times at the beautiful Berkeley rose garden. The space is a tiered amphitheater built brilliantly into a hillside. How I studied those roses- little knowing in later years that my life would be devoted to them.