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Smooth Fluff
"Smooth Fluff", Nokia N73, Los Angeles County, 2007



The fun part of decorating a house in muted colors verging on duochrome, is that when you bring flowers in, they really pop. As in really.
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I Will Miss These Moments
"I Will Miss These Moments", Nokia N73, Los Angeles County, 2007

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Cat And Bouquet
"Cat And Bouquet", Nokia N73, Los Angeles County, 2007

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Cat And Bouquet
"Cat And Bouquet", Nokia N73, Los Angeles County, 2007

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This Flowermarket Could Become An Issue
"This Flowermarket Could Become An Issue", Nokia N73, Los Angeles County, 2007

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This Flowermarket Could Become An Issue
"This Flowermarket Could Become An Issue", Nokia N73, Los Angeles County, 2007

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I Live Next To The Flower Market (15 bucks)
"I Live Next To The Flower Market (15 bucks)", Nokia N73, Los Angeles County, 2007

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So my ex-in-laws are coming over Tuesday, and [livejournal.com profile] pinkfish is coming back tomorrow night, so I wanted The Loft to look more festive. I did what I have been wanting to do for a while, but wasn't worth the while yet, which is go to the wholesale Flower market building next door and come back with arms full to make into bouquets. The marigolds were cheap, and the lilies were even cheaper. The lilies were fresh, and would bloom beautifully in a few days. The arrangmenets I made were nice and abundant.

After my nap this early evening I woke up with a niggling thought in my head. And did a web search. Seems I turned the house into a Darwinian experiment for cats. The carpenter is here, he gets to take them home. And I can't replace them because the market is not open on Sunday, I think. The Calendula are fine. Look a bit wimpy, now, though. But cheap!
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Genteel Lunch
"Genteel Lunch", Nokia N73, Los Angeles County, 2006

Pow!

Sep. 9th, 2006 03:49 pm
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Pow!
"Pow!", Nokia N73, Los Angeles County, 2006

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Playful Carnations
"Playful Carnations", Nokia 6600, Boston, 2006

Carnations

Apr. 6th, 2006 02:37 pm
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Carnations
"Carnations", Nokia 6600, Boston, 2006

Pink

Aug. 20th, 2005 12:42 pm
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Pink
"Pink", Nokia 6600, Boston, 2005

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This Was Purple
"This Was Purple", Nokia 6600, Boston, 2005

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3 Vases II, DSC-P7, Boston, 2005


Well,ok, I just wanted to show the flowers off better.
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3 Vases, Sony DSC-P7, Boston, 2005


Vases custom blown by [livejournal.com profile] glass_diva, specified and commisioned by me, as a gift to [livejournal.com profile] pinkfish for his 45th birthday. Flowers by Zeeba, who did the arrangements in the vases when I brought them and described both Dean's tastes and display location. ("It's a 10 foot tall white wall. Go up.")

I couldn't decide which one of the three variations I liked best, so I bought them all.
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Note to FTD: next time I pull a mega-order, deliver it all on the right day. I have no desire to end up a story on [livejournal.com profile] customers_suck. You have very dedicated phone people, by the way, and they help out much.

Note to self: lock down entries more. The non-LJ riff raff reading my journal is just apalling!
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6 bucks a stem on Valentine's day. Usually it is 3. And they are not in very good condition at the end of the day. Fortunatly, [livejournal.com profile] pinkfish has a flower he also likes very much, white lillies (thank you, Laurie Anderson). Myself, I have a favorite flower, lavender roses, still slightly in the bud. All thanks to a very sentimental Christian Slater Mary Stuart Masterson movie that had it all: secret pasts, heartsickness, and fabulous city interiors and gardens. I saw it in an airplane, worst circumstance ever. Maybe that is why I could stand it.

Meanwhile, today, Saturday, we're on the couch watching Dark Shadows, and I am having tea with Leonidas. Truly wonderful.
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Tonight the house smells of lilies and fresh peach pie.

I called [livejournal.com profile] pinkfish from work to tell him I may be late. He hesitated a bit and told me tonight's dinner is special. Turns out it was our anniversary. We always forget anyway. I only remembered some years because my Newton reminded me and so I had flowers sent to his work so everyone else there got jealous. One year we ended up celebrating in a sushi bar in Portsmouth NH, three days late, and only that afternoon had he remembered.

This evening I drove home like a madman -- this being MA, nobody noticed -- and rushed to the flower shop. It was dark and the florist was sweeping in front of the store. "You're closed, aren't you?"
-- "Yeah..."
"I wanted some roses for our anniversary."
I guess no one can refuse a desperate Dutchman with a tin lunchbox asking for roses. She told me to wait while she swept, so I sat on a ledge and told her the story of how [livejournal.com profile] pinkfish and I became a couple. By the end of it she was insisting on helping me. I chose five stems of multiple white lilies because they are a symbol of days going by endlessly into the future in some Fassbinder film on some Lori Anderson disc, and nine roses, one for every year. She made such a production of it I felt compelled to ask if she did bridal as well or something. Yup. How had I guessed?

Red roses are what my family's anniversaries are made of. One for every year. We the children bought the bouquet and had it delivered for our parents. By 27 roses or so my mother told us "to stop it already, this was costing us a fortune! Do one white one for every five years." God I hope we sent them 28 roses the next year. Now the clock has stopped permanently at seven white roses and four red ones. Date's coming up, I should e-mail my sister if we are sending that to my father again.

I like arranging flowers, but I have never arranged anything quite as big as this ever. It's a bit lopsided, but I think I did ok. A sea of bright bright aromatic white, punctuated by velvet blood red. Nine of them. Nine years since that night he said we shoukd get married and I said "yes" and we both realized we didn't know how serious the other one was. It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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