Category Archives: Hobbies

Using Orchids …Floral Friday

I mulled over how to approach today’s theme for several days.  At the urging of a fellow blogger, I was encouraged to write an in-depth article about the use of orchids in floral arrangements.  In the end, I decided not … Continue reading

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Tall And Dry …Floral Friday

Spring cleaning has arrived so it’s time again to cull the supply bins.  There have been several items waiting to be used, but have been put on hold for one reason or another.  Dry stems have accumulated over the past … Continue reading

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March Experimentation …Floral Friday

Some of the best things of life are spontaneous. Sure, it’s good to have goals and plans for major aspects of living, but there is a lot to be said for creative impulses, too. Life is too short not to … Continue reading

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Early March Experiments …Floral Friday

A few handsfull of wire vine are the inspiration for today’s creations.  I wanted to find out if the vine would make a good foundation and mechanical for some avant garde arrangements. For the first try, a vintage McCoy planter … Continue reading

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On Floral Design Day

A comment I sometimes hear at funeral visitations goes something like this, “I didn’t want to spend money on something so frivolous as flowers.”  I don’t know if the commenter is being miserly or if they’re financially strapped.  In either … Continue reading

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Tinny …Floral Friday

I don’t know if “Shabby Chic” is still a decorating style or not.  I came across some items that reminded me of the idea this week.  All three are constructed of metal and have a distinctive “tinny” appearance.  In as … Continue reading

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Photographic Slide Experiment

Two years ago, I decided to go through some of the numerous slides that have been filed away in carousels stacked in the storage closet.  Nearly all of them were shot about three decades ago, when I went through a … Continue reading

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