Thursday, May 31, 2012

Playing with Cut Flowers

Luke 15:10               
This week I'm taking some time to play

Day 1,  of Playing with my Flowers

I love to bring the outside in, and one of the best ways to do this is with flowers. This week I've been playing with cut flower arraignments.

I like to use a variety of "vases" some of my favorite are Pitchers, like this Blue and White Polka Dot one I picked up at the Church Rummage sale.

I also love to do little Vignettes focused around the flower arraignments.

As I was cutting and preparing my Roses, I couldn't help but be reminded of this quite appropriate saying...and wondering which way I was thinking.

Some people look at the rose and wonder why such a beautiful flower has such sharp thorns, 

others look at the thorns and think, how can thorns have such Beautiful Flowers.

I hope I'm the latter... something to think about.

And you can see I tucked one of my Bed Springs in, this one is painted white.

A couple things I Learned
1. Thorns are sharp, always wear Gloves when you're working with Roses
2.  Always cut the stems as long as possible, you can always trim them
3. It's best if you pick flowers in the morning, they tend to wilt faster in the hot sun
4. Pick more than you think you'll need, it seems to always take more than you think it will.
5. I know why a Dozen Roses is so expensive!

This was a practice in both Flower Arranging and Photography. Both of which I need alot of.

A few things I've learned about photographing flower arraignments.
1. Take your photos outside, the light is so much better
2.  Take a few pictures, upload them and check the arraignments, the camera sometimes sees differently than the eyes (this one I always forget, as you can see the arraignment is lop sided)
3. Pick a nice calm day with no threat of wind or rain, roses are very delicate!
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  1. Your roses are breathtaking. The way you photographed them definitely does them justice. Beautiful post.

  2. Dear Lorrie,
    I am in awe of your glorious roses!
    They almost look artificial they are
    so perfect.
    What a beautiful setting you have made around them.
    Love it!
    Your newest follower,

  3. Beautiful! Garden shears, straw hat, fresh cut roses ~ these all make my heart sing. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  4. hi Lorrie ... sure enjoy your beautiful roses and just can see how much fun you are having. Great job. I wish I could grow roses, but the deer and antelope would eat them.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. Your photos are amazing! They are magazine-worthy.

    Linking from The Polo House,
    Ricki Jill

  6. Visiting from Debbie Doos. I love you little springy things.
    Katie- Let's Add Sprinkles