Simplicity …Floral Friday

The indigo-purple fireweed flowers cover much of the riverbank behind my house. The University of Nebraska classifies them as weeds, but they are not at all bothersome as long as they’re not in a sugar-beet field. I love the rich color and the mild, sweet aroma of the small flowers. Birds seem to enjoy them; as do bees and butterflies. I like to snip a few stems each year as decorative accents.

As I pondered the peaceful sight of the colorful weeds, I decided to plan this week’s Floral Friday projects. One of them would include a humble bunch of fireweed stems. All three projects would embrace simplicity as the central theme.

The weedy flowers work well in this small Ikea vase. It’s a pleasing accent for my kitchen table.

A ceramic studio vase created by a local potter utilizes mounted, dry elements and willow twigs. Nothing more is needed.
A delicate, etched, Indian brass vase is nearly overwhelmed by the red-purple jumbo rose.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes 18th-19th century educator and founder of the Ethical Movement, Felix Adler. “Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.”  

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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