Outside in…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- Sometimes some of the most interesting product is right outside your backdoor. You just have to know where to look, and when to put your creative goggles on.

I ventured out back this week and was delighted to wade about in the knee-high possibilities. You call them weeds, I call them exotic blooms.

In my opinion, pruning is always a good thing. So why not put the scraps to good use?

Ah, the joys of a pocket knife. It’s good to carry one. Especially on hikes. You never know what you might run into…

And while the rest of California is serving Nasturtium on a plate, I’m all too happy to tuck a few stems into a round cobalt blue vase. An unidentified wild blue flower also makes an appearance.


Currently growing all over the back area of my residence are Forget-me-not flowers.  Twice now, I’ve happily gone into the back and trimmed a good deal of them (for ground control et al). They’ve been fashioned into several arrangements, in more than several corners of my space. Recently I opted to stuff a beautifully tangled bunch into a round blue vase. I think the tiny blooms are so dainty and sweet. I must add these Forget-me-not flowers are also successfully distracting me from a neighbors now blooming Lilac tree….