This ‘N That …Floral Friday

The wild “Solomon Seal” flowers have probably thrived in the grove of trees for many years. I only discovered several of the plants because the angle of the sunbeams through the tree branches created a spotlight effect upon them. My first thought was that they were lilies of the valley. The shape of the tiny flowers nixed that notion. The discovery brought me such joy that I paused my chores, at the boundary of my property, in order to enjoy the view.

While assembling some floral projects, I remembered the “Solomon Seal” plants. So, I walked over to the trees with scissors in order to harvest one stalk. I checked it over for insect pests and dirt, then brought it in the house. A Viking Glass swung vase filled with sugar-water became its final home.


The milled and polished stainless steel bud vase is topped with a trio of small chrysanthemums to create a stark statement piece.


The fire-orange Gerbera is the oldest fake flower in the house. I bought it sometime in the late 1990s. I’ve placed it in various jardinières throughout the years. It’s always been on display in one room or another as a personal prank to myself. Today, it’s nestled in a heavy brass jardinière that was made in India during the British Raj period. A contemporary marble objet d’art, carved in India, completes this simple still life.


This bonus photo depicts the “Solomon Seal” on my living room shrine. I wanted it to frame the Thai Buddha rupa.

Ciao
The Blue Jay of Happiness enjoys this Chinese Proverb. “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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12 Responses to This ‘N That …Floral Friday

  1. Alien Resort says:

    Could I put a link in next Wednesday’s post to a Floral Friday, naming bluejayblog as the supplier of floral arrangements for Coy and Susan’s wedding?

  2. swabby429 says:

    I’ll leave it up to you. It should be a matter of the customer’s personal tastes.

  3. Alien Resort says:

    I limited my comment on the other post since it will become part of the story. The arrangement is beautiful and I can appreciate how much effort went into it. On July 8, I will link to the post and incorporate into the featured image a different arrangement I found on a prior FF. Then on the 15th I will incorporate the new arrangement into the featured image. Thank you so much.

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