Month: October 2019

Bloom 2019 – Shades of Pink

Another vase full of flowers and this time a punchy pink one. Just looking at this arrangement from a few weeks ago make me realise that there is still so much to explore in this hobby of mine.

Mood for example. I have concentrated on the shape of my arrangements, pushing that creative boundary without giving much thought to mood for these past few years. Mainly because I use what I have, what I grow. I don’t trot off to the florists and buy anything even when I see stunning arrangements on Instagram filled with romantic roses! (I think it’s time to buy rose bushes…..)

And to be honest I am always rather pleased with my arrangements especially this year where I feel at last I have a better understanding of the lopsided vaseful!

Anyway here is an almost lopsided one filled with the nameless pink dahlia, cosmos, malope, salvia, antirrhinum and a few touches of white with scabious and ammi. I also added in some sweet pea stems. And yes this is going back to when my fav vase was still in one piece!

I love having these insights and the opportunity to keep learning and growing…… oh dear bad pun!

In the Frame – A Family Photo Shoot

Back today to share some of the photos from that family gathering.

We started out at my sisters house. Here I am with my niece and great niece testing the shot!

Look at those two so cute!

The sun was against us in the garden as the best backdrop, those bushes, meant we were facing the sun and therefore squinting! I coached them all on trying not to squint but it’s so hard!

Even I’m doing it! But I love this photo because not only did the cat make it into the shot, hello Tigger! But my Mum is there too. She didn’t make it to the park.

Unfortunately my favourite wall was also in direct sunlight. But they wanted to give it a go……

Harsh light and squinting! So we moved.

Here they are getting ready…

But not before some antics. There in the background a two year old swinging from a tree! SHe was very pleased with herself.

My sister caught me directing things….

I love that photo. In full bossy mode.

The the bandstand became free so we moved again! I set up the camera, popped it on timer and let it take some shots while they gathered.

I like it even blurry.

We tried moving inside and standing differently.

Too dark but look at that little girl smiling away.

And although I think it looks a little strange with my nephew staring off out of the shot I love that my sis and niece are looking at each other. These are the gems.

More antics…

You can just see feet sticking up over the back of the seat!

And then the boys thought they could lift H up…

Which they could.

All in all blurry or in focus these are a great collection of pictures and memories of a fun filled hour together.