Monthly Archives: July 2011

7-30-11 - wildflower wonder

Wedding wildflowers

My childhood friend asked us to create the flower arrangements for her country wedding in upstate NY. She arranged for us to pick wildflowers at a local farm the day before the wedding, but we had no idea what flowers would be available. Armed with hundreds of mason jars and rolls of rafia ribbon, we arrived at the farm ready to make some floral magic happen. This was such a fun challenge – to have no plan – no sense of what colors, shapes, varieties of flowers we would have to work with – and just to trust in the beauty of nature and the abundant possibilities. A great design exercise! Have you ever been faced with the unknown and had to design your way to an answer?

Wedding flowers

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7-7-11 - butler sculpture park

Butler Sculpture Park

Happened upon a super cool sculpture park while driving in the Berkshires today. Opened in 1991 by sculptor Robert Butler and his wife, Susan, this is one of a very few “single sculptor” parks in the US. 40 acres of winding paths and grassy knolls with sculptures sprinkled throughout – very cool way and unexpected way to spend an afternoon. Open 7 days/week, May 20th to October 31st – no admission fee!

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