Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
A little while ago Nicolette from devliegendekoe asked me about this plant. It's one that we all grow here at the coast because it does well - but I had no idea what it was actually called. I've now found out. This excerpt from Teleflora:
THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF
Grown for both its colorful flowers and its everlasting calyx (the green leaf that encloses the flower bud), statice is also considered an herb, referred to as “sea lavender.” Statice is commonly used in dried flower arrangements as well as fresh bouquets. Its botanical name is derived from the Greek word “limonium,” meaning meadow, referring to the plants original habitat and likely why this versatile flower is also called marsh-rosemary.
With a misty and seafoam appearance (two more names associated with this wildflower-like plant), in the language of flowers, statice symbolizes remembrance.
There apparently about a 120 varieties to be found around the world.
Thanks for asking Nicolette now I've learnt something too.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This would be the perception:
This would be the reality!
That is the most I've seen of Table Mountain since monday! (Lionshead by the way) Rain rain and more rain.
And someone, somewhere else in the world has the rest of our beach! Global warming doesn't seem so intangible anymore.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I loosely based the design on basil (ok, very loosely) and the colour is a paint-on-glaze which I'm very happy with. I'm making more but with different motives and colours. It's what I love about my monday nights ~ I get to play and just see what happens. A rare privilege.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I also designed an Art Nouveau inspired stamp in the process.
I'll show you tommorrow.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Here in the Cape of Storms this is what it looked like when I actually ventured out (after checking the roof) Trust there to be snow on the mountains on Spring Day!
My thoughts lie with those in New Orleans and other places similarly affected.
On a much happier note go here to see Barb's post on her PIF.
And that really is my final word :)