We all try to turn the clock back to the times of our youth but the benefits of letting the clock tic as it should, brings about a sense of awareness for life’s bounty as it stands today. Now, there is not a day that goes by in which I am not grateful for something. When I arranged flowers in my twenties, the joy was in the finished product. Today, as I arrange in anticipation of dear friends arriving for the holiday, I find joy in each stem, each placement, each moment. #tbt
? Nope, today is about today! #smelltheflowers
. #liveinthemoment #homesweethome
We all know these people. In our industry, we call them “producers.” ;-)
So many times I've tried to make a photo like this..and when I gave up and wanted to just take a picture of this flower, blooming in autumn, he comes and sniff it 💁
Don't forget to smell the flowers today 😘
Anyone else look at flowers like this? Cause I know I don’t 😅🌸
Hi Sunnies! A few are still hanging on to summer, as we move on to fall and winter these plants will become quite architectural in the California landscape. The tall single stem with dark head sticks up above dry ground as if frozen in time. We will see you soon [Helianthus giganteus] ⠀
I have high hope for next summer! ⠀
Can you spot something that is red, small and gracious? ⠀
Yesterday I took a bit of inspiration from the lovely Kimberley Crisp and foraged for flowers along my travels.
I found these beautiful sweet peas that smell like heaven and remind me so of my Granny, who has long left us.
I was amazed at the beauty I found along the side of the road when I was looking for it. Usually I would just be whizzing past not even thinking of all the spring splendor around me.
This made me think about the people in our lives.
They all have beauty within them if we look.... It really just depends on our perspective. What gems, what beautiful bursts of colour are you missing in those around you?
#tanyavalentinece #smelltheflowers #joy #springbeauty #wonder #lookforbeauty
😍 Some call it "the Land of a Thousand Hills." ❤️ With so many natural wonders in Rwanda, it’s impossible not to enjoy an adventurous and exciting vacation, the one you’ve always wanted, perhaps in a place you haven't yet dreamed about. 🗻
Exceptional and unique with fantastic views... that's how we can describe Rwanda. 😍 #rwanda #africa #tanzania #nature #luxuryescapes #smelltheflowers #greenpeace
I’m gonna be honest real quick... I’ve been in a funk this week. .
Wildfires in Cali and more mass shootings have just gotten to me.
Do you ever have those days, when things just feel blah?
When it happens to me, I do a couple of things...
First, I try to help out. Hit up redcross.org to see how you can donate to their evacuation centers. (btw, the centers accept pets 🙌🏻❤️)
Second, I take a little extra self-care time. .
I might turn on my favorite Carole King 👸album while being creative in the kitchen. .
I might take my dogs for a long walk while listening to my fav podcast.
Or, I stop and really try to admire the beauty around me, like I’m doing in this pic.
Do you ever get in a funk? .
What is your favorite way to un-funk yourself? Let me know in the comments!
And also, sending so much love to all of the families and people affected by the fires. 💕
#americanredcross #redcross #prayforcali #selfcare #smelltheflowers