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Bring Outside In

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. 

Plants are back. With a vengeance. And it’s not just ferns and fig trees. It is everything: twigs, oak leaves, evergreens.  And it’s beautiful. 

You don’t need a green thumb. They do pretty well on their own. 

A nice privacy screen and setting for my porch.  Instant relaxation.  

That rose has seen better days though.😬

Purple Majesty

I’ve been waiting for this moment for two years.


They were not open this morning, but as I pulled into the driveway about an hour ago, I could see that brilliant purple.

Awe.  Like first time you see that fledgling sprout push its way through the soil.

In fact,  I gasped.

Beautiful purple irises.

I wish I could tell you their specific name, but I have no clue.

They are majestic no matter what their official name may be.

Sunflower, Part III

Welcome to the world, sunflower. Your labor is over. Enjoy the sunshine. 

Sunflower, Part II

The next day…

Flower Power

Flowers are such a simple and satisfying way to  inject some color, scent and beauty into your space.

I purchased these lovely ranunculus a couple of weeks ago at my local farmers market (Western Wake) in Cary, N.C.  Talk about staying power.   They lasted almost two weeks!

Such  vibrant color! On my return trip to the market last week, I practically ran to the sweet woman selling such pretty flowers.

Once again, Western Wake Farmers market, nor the flower vendor, did not disappoint.  I found these lovely pink ranunculus for $3 a bunch.       They are still going strong, one week later.

Originally, I put them in my living room, but they were lost in a sea of blue, red and gray.   No matter how pretty they looked, they didn’t stand out.  In fact, they clashed so much, I felt compelled to do something about it.

So I put them in the powder room.

Flower power is real, people.  🙂






Farmers Market

Today’s favorite purchase. $2.50 at Western Wake Farmers Market, Cary.   I’ll try to not sound like a Visa commercial, but these are worth way more than $2.50 because they make me happy every time I see them.   

If you live in a Triangle, you can get flowers like these and much more at the WWFM.

They are out there every Saturday from 9 to 12. 💐 

Floating Cosmos

Or so it appears.  It’s actually in a planter on my front steps.

Welcome October! Cosmos season is in full, colorful swing.