Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fresh Cuts - Outside.........

..........I know those who have been following for a long time remember my "fresh cuts" posts. But, it has been a long time since the last one and I thought you might like to see another..........


I love the colors of this one and it represents several of my current plants. I gathered these this morning and brought them in, put them in a very old blue jar and began to take pictures.......
I had them on my little kitchen island but, they were dropping petals and drooping so much that I thought the hanging light over the island might be too hot. Decided to take them outside and chose the large old camphor tree stump to nestle the arrangement in. 

I am so glad that I did and think the setting makes them more interesting. As the petals were still drooping and dropping, I snapped very quickly. Not some of my best photography but I got two or three that I love.......

This particular selection has some deep down richness of color. They make me think of fall, especially the coleus. You might see more of it as Autumn draws nearer.

A tumble of textures and colors!

There was one small pinecone already in place and I added two more in the crevasse of the old stump. The jar is complete with a glass lid. I have had it so long I no longer remember where it came from.
It doesn't take much natural beauty to elevate the "everyday".  I don't think ahead or plan for these fresh cuts - just start gathering and quickly put it together and start snapping pictures.


Nature adds so much pleasure to ordinary days and presents many opportunities for joy.

This is one of my favorites. Love the simplicity.
Maybe we can consider this post  a "warm-up" for fall. After all, Autumn is not far off.


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