Hello, my friends! Thank you for all your lovely New Year’s wishes and I send mine manyfold back to each of you.
As we plan and dream to shape our destinies for the coming days, with anticipated joy for all the happy times, we will inevitably find at some points in the year that we are not in fact the ultimate arbiters of our fate, that other influences redirect or even completely detour our carefully laid out course. But how we adjust and carry on is what truly matters.
I’ve chosen the images for this post with a good measure of thought. From a shoot I did last summer (with Erin of Floret who created the amazing arrangements), I admit I’ve been “saving” them as they are quite special to me. They embody new directions and new levels of creative endeavor. I’ve saved them, but now release them – my gift out to the universe, a little offering saying “this is what I’m up to” and what I’m dreaming of. Breathtaking beauty to celebrate the coming triumphs, gentle grace to soothe and calm the stormy days that will no doubt come.
And so, this first post of the new year is filled with hopes and wishes and optimism. In twelve months time, I’ll see if these images will join in a complete circle of accomplishments, the ends tying rather neatly together the threads of flowers, travel and photographs.
And you? What are your dearest dreams for your new year? Whatever they are, you have my wishes right along side yours that they all come true.
May your holidays be filled with love, magic and the joy of simple pleasures!
Sending warmest wishes to each of you.
See you next week!
Singular means only one but can also mean exceptional; extraordinary; remarkable.
As we cross the metaphorical bridge into the second half of the year, I find singular an apt word to use as a springboard for appreciating the unique beauties and blessings, tangible and intangible, that have graced the days thus far.
These favorite flowers – roses, ranunculus, peonies – and their ephemeral, wondrous petals, simple and delicate, might represent the smaller and possibly less noticed joys that grow and unfold throughout the season’s passing. I feel fortunate to capture and hold in some fashion their transcendent beauty, preserved for future examination and delight. And gathered all together, they create a magical, fantasy bouquet of dreams.
We all have such beauties blooming in our lives – simple pleasures that make the journey worthwhile. May we celebrate them!
Happy weekend, my friends.