Archive for May, 2016

Read Full Post »

Green And White

There’s something about spring.  The flora is fresh and the sun is in a certain position in the sky to make that flora look brilliantly green.  Irish green.  Nearly neon green.

After the rain falls things are even greener.  I have to check my glasses to see that they aren’t tinted.

However, I can’t take too much green all by itself.  Yes, it’s fresh, it’s life-affirming, but it’s all so…green.  It needs a little white mixed in.

Bridal Wreath Spirea

I’ve always loved the combination of green and white.  When I moved into Husby’s house after we were first married one of the first things I requested was that the trim of his white house be painted green.  After all, I lived there too.  The wonderful man I married bowed to his bride’s request, and soon our new abode looked as fresh as springtime.  I loved it.

Variegated Hosta

Now in our new house (of seventeen years) we have lots of green and white combinations for me to admire, none of which required Husby to get on a ladder to paint.  Nature (and Husby’s gardening skills) takes care of the color schemes, and many of them are green and white.

Lily of the Valley

I’ve taken time to enjoy the colors of springtime, and look forward to the palettes of the coming seasons.

Read Full Post »

Read Full Post »

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, which is too bad because it’s a pretty cool place.  Even cooler is the annual Art In Bloom event they have every spring.

Art In Bloom is a four-day, free event featuring floral designs that interpret several objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s collection.



See how they do that?  Interpretive floral design not only looks lovely but the whole museum smells like springtime.

Not every piece of art had a floral interpretation, but we took our time and looked at as much art as we could in the time we had.  I went with Charlotte, Mom, and Paenney and it was interesting to see what pieces appealed to each of us.  Even when I wasn’t thunderstruck by a piece I was always in awe of the talent and inspiration that went into it.

Never underestimate the power of art.

Paenney showing his grandma one of his favorite works of art.

Read Full Post »

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: