He wears it well.
I was feeling a bit colorful yesterday when I saw this ice cream sundae coloring contest in Food Network magazine.
There’s been such a resurgence to the 70’s in the design world. You see it everywhere. Colors, textures and patterns exploding next to each other, macramé hangers holding long, unending trails of green. Bamboo.
That’s what inspires this sundae. It’s a tribute to the summers I remember as a kid from the 70’s. The summers of color and joy and freedom. Of being outside all day and at the drive-ins or front yard (capturing lightening bugs) at night.
It was gritty, too. Food wasn’t so pretty or gourmet. It was hotdogs and hamburgers and corn on the cob. I’m happy for those memories. I hope to make them for my own children. Less Martha Stewart. more Janis Joplin. OK a little easy on the Janis Joplin, but still.
These are parsley blossoms. They look delicate, but they have staying power. Parsley grows so easily here in North Carolina. And it grows in abundance so I let it bolt. They make for lovely arrangements indoors, too.
Even next to my fake, purple flowers on the mantle.
You don’t need a green thumb. They do pretty well on their own.
That rose has seen better days though.😬
“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” – Sir David Attenborough
He has inspired my 11-year old son, Hank to love this planet and all the living things that share it with us.
Thank you for again and again, Sir David, for opening up our world, and our eyes, to the glory and beauty of this amazing world. You inspire us every day. Inside and out.