Brugmansia (fcp)

Ever heard of this plant? I discovered it this morning at the farmer's market. It is a tropical plant that blooms all summer long, closes up at night like the photo below...

and when it is growing on the plant, it is upside down like this:

I was told that it starts out a pale buttery color when closed, looks white when open and begins to turn a peachy pink like the one above when the flower begins to fade. 
So having a combination of old and new flowers in a vase together looks a lot like having a bouquet of different kinds of flowers! I think the closed up version is my favorite and is very Georgia O'Keefe-esque. 


Irises (fcp)

"I am following nature without being able to grasp her. 
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers"...Claude Monet


time for peonies...(fcp)

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them"...Henri Matisse


pretty in pink (fcp)

Happy Mother's Day!
"The artist is the confidant of nature.
 Flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. 
Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs toward him"...Auguste Rodin

Our Mother's Mother's Mother's Roses

Rain, rain . . . go away

unless I can wear these rainboots from Santa Fe . . . . .

I hate it when that happens . . . .

"Look before you leap, for snakes among sweet flowers do creep"
~old proverb~