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Fun With Closeups

A couple of weeks ago, Northeast Nebraskans celebrated Labor Day weekend under overcast, rainy conditions. This largely put the kibosh on fun, outdoor activities. I leaned back in the easy chair in the living room after grabbing my camera to … Continue reading

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Classical Music Month

The past several weeks, a couple of Dutch organists have captured my ear. The YouTube algorithm, “knows” that I frequently watch classical music videos. Nearly every variety of the genre shows up in my feed. Notably absent were pieces played … Continue reading

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For World Photography Day

There is a tie-in between yesterday’s topic of serendipity and today’s topic of photography. It is that a couple of weeks ago I was driving on the street near our town’s pawn and railroad salvage shop. On a whim, I … Continue reading

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Ikebana Inspired …Floral Friday

I have been asked, “Why Ikebana?” There are many reasons it fascinates me. First and foremost is that it integrates with my spiritual practice. Just as each mindful moment of each day presents a lesson, so does each act of … Continue reading

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Dry Contemporary …Floral Friday

Before planning this week’s floral projects, my mind was obsessing about integration of floral element shapes with container shapes. Then, while gathering the three vases for today’s post, I decided to utilize dry and constructed floral ingredients. An off-white Burton … Continue reading

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Shape …Floral Friday

Aside from color, shape is a major ingredient in flower arranging. Today I combined differently shaped containers and paired them with interestingly shaped floral elements. I began the exercise with an inexpensive department store vase patterned after the classic Roman … Continue reading

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Modern Glass …Floral Friday

The simplicity of clean shapes and elemental colors can provide a mental place for the mind to play. Three glass containers demonstrate what that meant to me this week. An amber, contemporary vase of thick, flawless glass was exactly that … Continue reading

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