This is the time of year I like to stay indoors, surrounded by air conditioned comfort. I make no pretense of enjoying severe heat at all. The truth of the matter is that the combination of heat and high relative humidity dull my mind and wipe out any ambition I might otherwise feel. Just bring on the a/c and my hobby supplies then summer becomes bearable.
This week, my main project was to create a simple, yet striking layout for the empty space above the kitchen cupboards. I polished an old panther teevee lamp and updated it with an LED accent bulb. Next, I placed bamboo stems into a cube shaped Haeger planter. When the lamp is turned on, dramatic shadows enhance the upper part of the kitchen.
A large Robinson-Ransbottom Sun and Moon jardinière is the perfect summertime foundation for a cluster of daisy mums. The deep dark colors are calming to tired eyes.
Rich, luxurious blooms reflect the colors of Summer on the prairie. This more formal arrangement is at home in a Japanese made planter I bought at K-Mart back in the 1980s.