Sunflowers

Perhaps you’ve heard about the weather we’ve been having in SF. It finally has been confirmed (by weather forecasters) that it has been the coldest Summer in the Bay. In 45 years. I know I shouldn’t complain about cold weather in Summer, when much of the rest of the country is struggling to cope with 100 degree weather, but we haven’t seen the sun. It is practically winter here. It’s become frustrating and it’s really a bit of a mind trip when you know it’s August, but it’s cold, windy, wet and foggy…..very strange and slightly depressing. At the Farmers market on Saturday, I picked up a bunch of Sunflowers for 4$. The brightness of the flowers is a temporary fix. I might bring out the lighted visor next..

Yellow at Coco

A Floral designer I work with asked me to do the flowers at one of her restaurant accounts this past Monday. She ordered the flowers and I had the lucky task of getting to the SF Flower Market by 7 a.m. The Market is open at 4 a.m., so by 7 the action has fizzled out. I love going to the market…It is truly a flower lovers dream.

She chose all yellow, which coincidentally is the color I worked with last time I did the arrangement at Coco. The burst of color is a much-needed element in this non-Summer weather we are having. The consistent forecast of foggy, damp and dark is becoming tiresome..Hello Yellow!

Spider mums for the table arrangements

The bar arrangement consisted of:

Mini Callas, Bittersweet, Pincushion protea, Grass and Lemons on the stem. The lemons were a bit heavy, so some of them dropped off the stem. I clustered them in front of the vase.

Welcome to California

Limes & Hydrangeas

Had dinner in Napa last week after another delightful day of Wine Country.  I couldn’t help but capture this image of what I feel represents California. Limes and Hydrangeas are two of the many commonalities that are a result of the wonderful growing Climate. What’s nice about Napa and Sonoma is that they are only a little over an hour’s drive from where I live in Marin. The weather has been “Summer-like”, with highs in the 90’s. It is a strange alternative to the foggy and cold temperatures we’ve been having in the city and parts of Marin.

Dahlias

ah..my absolute favorite. Dahlias are growing abundantly right now.

I picked a bunch up at the Thursday Ferry Building Farmers Market.