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Holding on to the last of the summer days…

Midsummer passion

Flower that is. Long a summer favorite of mine, and giving this a go has on my ‘to-do’ list for ages. Cross that off. All hand-fabricated, large passion flower and vine jointed bracelet in sterling silver with amethyst center stone. price on request. Midsummer note: first firefly of the season spotted 6-20, 8:37PM, backyard. :)

Summer garden

It’s just getting started.

Positively peony

Each year the ephemeral peony is again wondrous and one of a kind. Even lovely in the end as a memory of their former beauty.

Bespoke summer

Sure feels like summer today, complete with tiny bespoke sunflower, ready to go. I better get to work on my listings for this little flowers big brothers (see a sample in the background) before summer arrives for real!

Secret lives

Last season’s geraniums owe their life to this antique volume. Every year I dread the task of pulling out the potted gardens and tossing away the plants I can’t squeeze onto the windowsill or rationalize the possibility of overwintering. When a friend loaned me this old copy of the 1973 book I suspected it could […]

Wintering

Tonight the wind is howling, the last of the fall colors swirling into knee deep drifts of crisp confetti against the garden gate.  But it’s ok, we’ve hunkered down, everyone that’s coming in is tucked – the last burst of geranium admired on the mantle, and the usual suspects stowed away in their winter places. […]

10.16: butterfly project

October butterfly: heliconius, a widespread genus with a passion for passion flower and batesian mimicry, where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species as a defense mechanism. Clever.  Mine has a sizable antique peridot center stone (decidedly not a pretender) with bright carnelian beads added in to the […]

Lush life

From this summer’s potted garden.

6.16: butterfly project

This month, the butterfly on my calander (below) is one I’ve already spent a lot of time with… the monarch. So, I’ve been working on restoring some of these wings to my inventory and will be adding some of these missing pieces to my etsy shop & online store this summer. June has flown, summer […]