In Quest of the Perfect Pot

When we bought the cement pedestals for the garden last week, I realized that once again we’d jumped into the  process of finding just the right pot to go with them. Home décor –(in this case “garden” décor) has come a long way since we re-did the house almost six years ago. Now, there are tools available to people 24/7- working through decisions about stuff for living spaces.
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Aphrodite, Daughter of Sea Foam, Goddess of Love

September 12th is our wedding anniversary so I was inspired to post an image of roses and then to look deeper into the historic association of roses and love. Did you ever wonder about that? The word rosa comes from the Greek word rodon, meaning “red.” A Greek rose was a deep, crimson color—the color of “blood and passion. The red rose in Greek and Roman iconography was tied to Aphrodite, or Venus, the Goddess of Love. 
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Some Crazy Artist

The word crazy can mean many things besides a pejorative about somebody or something. Crazy wonderful or even crazy beautiful! Summer is coming to a close in New England and our venerable Japanese maple has taken on a wilder, some might say “crazy” look. Sunlight highlights the stark reality of the effect of cooling temperatures and rain on the landscape. The light seems sharper and less flattering -creating more drama than harmony.
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The Lingering Orange Thunbergia

I just planted my new Thunbergia in a place of honor in the formal garden. Will it winter over in New England? Going to try BUT I think it will need to come inside ( it’s native to Africa and Madagascar)…along with its friend the NOT hardy fake maple plant… Only special healthy annuals are given berth indoors. This is the time of year when my thoughts turn indoors- how about you?…Maybe that includes new room arrangements, new colors, updated pieces of furniture or re-organization. I remember this image I saved when we were doing our home. Love it. The
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Here Comes the Sun

We didn’t have much to look at for eclipse CT. Too far from totality. I did take a garden photo during it. There was an unusual light and it was unusually quiet. I could barely see a chip out of the sun when I used my special box. Did you see anything? Rumor has it we’ll be closer in 2024. I’ll be ready.
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Follow Your Heart in Home Decor

Ever notice that when you buy a bouquet of flowers, it’s a blend of many different colors and  textures? The juxtaposition of unusual elements can fit dynamically well together with very little effort. What’s important is following your heart.
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