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Flowers on the Web
Now that the end of summer is nearing and fall is closing in, all the grass and most of the plant-life on our mountain have turned to a shade of yellow-brown. Our tall trees are still green, but at eye-level, there isn’t much to add color to the landscape. Because of this, I find myself pouring over pictures of floral landscapes and wild looking bouquets.
We recently spent some time at my parent’s home. Looking around at my mom’s decorations, I realized why I need to see color. I was raised on Victorian and early 20th century antiques, and those time periods were full of florals and greenery.
My mom is an antique dealer and collector, and her house is full of flowers. Antique porcelain flowers and prints of flowers hanging on her walls. They are everywhere.
My parents also keep flower and plant-filled yards. In the heat of the Central Valley, they manage keep their yards lush and colorful.
So, lately, I’ve been turning to photos of flowers to get my fill. There is an online movement of florists sharing photos of wild bouquets that look like they belong in a Charlotte or Emily Bronte novel. Flowers that are suitable for Catherine Earnshaw or Jane Eyre. And I find myself completely enamored.
Flowers and City Sidewalks
From the perspective of someone aching for floral color in a somewhat unforgiving landscape, I obviously fell in love with the work of Lewis Miller (@lewismillerdesign). He creates early morning installations of recycled flowers on the city streets of New York and Los Angeles. He calls them “Flower Flashes” and he signs his name to his masterpieces in washable chalk.
Miller told Vogue.com:
I am in the business of fantasy and flowers, and it’s my job to transform key moments in my clients’ lives into joyful, everlasting memories. I wanted to recreate a similar feeling for the everyday city-dwellers and tourists of New York City.
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