Cogitative







Armadale residence via La Boheme

Blooming branches. Undecided on if it’s Quince or Apple..

Resurrection of 90’s Chanel via Jak and Jill

Local Dewberries this week

Bicycle chic via The Sartorialist

Evening sky

Dutch Street Style

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Figs and Coral Vine

My favorite red flower blooms. Still have no idea as to what it is..

Trimmed a sunflower bloom off of a stalk that is nearly as tall as my house (yes, really). Fits nicely in a cherished and empty Honig wine bottle.

Cute blooms acquired. Don’t know what these are either.

Clearly, I don’t know everything.

Magnolia



I happened upon these Magnolia blooms the other day. They immediately were swept into a 5×5 cube and paired with wild onions and a lovely nondescript purple flower.

Magnolia is a fleeting beauty that should be enjoyed while it can. The bloom opens quickly, bruises easily and lasts a short time under delicate conditions. The leaves on the other hand are a different story. They are incredibly hearty and can lasts weeks at a time. We used them quite frequently in restaurant accounts specifically for their longevity and complimentary aspect to various arrangements.

  The bloom is here one day and gone the next. The larger open bloom in this photo has turned and faded in color today. Just like that. Also not as fragrant as I am used to. Not sure as to why.

Wild Onions





Found these wild onions and sweet wild white flowers (with yellow center) in the Bayou yesterday after my run…completely elated (as you can see) with the intricacy and free growth of the stems of the onions. The white flowers remind me a bit of the flowers from the strawberry plant. I’m not sure what they are exactly.

And I’m guessing the other lot are wild onions and not wild chives, as during a search it appears the wild chives bloom purple flowers. I could be wrong. Will research some more. Regardless these are part of the Allium family. I’m keeping them in a vase and they won’t end up in my eggs until I can determine it is not Crow’s Poison.

discovery

 

 

To Risk…
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self

To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd
is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk to failure.

But risks must be taken
because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing,
has nothing is nothing.

He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.

Chained by his servitude
he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.

The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
And the realist adjusts the sails.
-William Arthur Ward

 

 

borrowed and inspired from Sirens of Style

7/26/11