Saturday, February 12, 2011
Just a snippet can bring a space to life.
It seems that our connection with plants is imminent—our appreciation and bewilderment, ongoing. And I often wonder, would we adore them quite as much if they lasted, so perfectly in scale and color, forever, or do we appreciate them all the more, knowing very well that they are such a natural gift—ours to enjoy, if only for a short period of time. I have heard tales of flowers that last in full bloom for only moments—how rare they are. Like diamonds, they are awed and cherished in their own regard. And how nice it is to be able enjoy them within our personal spaces, just as we do outdoors.
meaning and are a form of expression. For some, Valentine's Day must include gifts and often flowers. I'm certainly not discarding the tradition and love felt behind the giving, but fully admit to buying and enjoying plants and flowers throughout the year. A gift from a loved one, or even a gift to yourself, each is so individual, and there is something to be said for the joy of observing their wondrous new life unfolding...
— images: A Certain Style, by Tricia Guild, photos: James Merell