The number three is a “magic” number, even more powerful than “seven”. As children, we were introduced to it in story form as in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, “The Three Muskateers”, and “The Three Little Pigs”. Most of us rode tricycles as children. Good photographers use tripods with their cameras.
I even used the theme of three in the introductory paragraph of this post.
Three is used in many religious traditions, like the Holy Trinity in Christianity and the Triple Gem in Buddhism. Story writers compose stories with a beginning, middle, and end. Popular books and films are often presented as parts of trilogies. Many national flags use three colors, like the French “tri color” and America’s “red, white, and blue”. We also find a rule of three in drama, and music. Painting and photography utilize a “rule of three”.
Florists also know that three is an important number to use when arranging flowers. Have you noticed that, with very few exceptions, nearly all of the Floral Friday posts feature three arrangements?
Today, the number three will be exploited for its attributes, lessons, and enjoyment.
Basic traffic signal lights come in sets of three. That was the inspiration for the tri-colored array of mums in the tall, department store vase. The visual pun is immediately understood.
An old Holland Pewter mini-vase from the Netherlands is the base for three 1990s vintage silk flowers. The rule of three gives this small arrangement simple elegance.
The pastel pink Haeger miniature vase is home to three miniature stargazers. Notice the color theme is pink, white, and green.