Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friday Flowers-Nature's Graffiti

via here
Painting by French artist
Claire Basler

For more of her work and a look
inside her amazing Parisian studio

Late summer, every year a familiar scent permeates the humid air.  The smell of the wild invasive weed or a flowering vine?  Like art, its beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

A weed I can tolerate in our grows along the edge of driveway, spreading vigorously in a cloud of fragrant white blooms.  Also known as Sweet Autumn Clematis, it signals the approach of fall.  While invasive, it is easily controlled by cutting it back to the ground after flowering...remaining dormant until the following summer.

Mischief and I brought some of Mother Nature's graffiti inside this evening, savoring its perfume

Atop a table on the stair landing

Its beauty in its wildness, its tendrils allowed to fall where they may

Tucked into a vase once belonging to my Great Aunt...who passed away only a week ago

"Life is a magic vase filled to the brim"
-John Ruskin

Her vase, a reminder to live life...filling my vase to the brim


Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Love this Jennifer..... so beautiful. I'm so sorry to hear about your Great Aunt.

deb* said...

It's a beautiful remembrance.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Thanks y'all, wish I knew more about her vase...a reminder to visit more with my elders

I Dream Of said...

How lovely! I think Mischief is a natural with flowers. Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder, and I think this "nature's graffiti" is quite pretty. A reminder to look for the beautiful in unexpected places! XO

Gail, in northern California said...

Lovely tribute. Another life lesson instilled in Mischief.

pve design said...

Seriously. Could you open a shop. I'd buy weeds from you. YOu make everything look magical.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

ha, introducing Weeds by Jennifer, LLC

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Mine are fat with buds, but not blooming yet. Maybe another week. I will copy you and bring some inside. Thanks for the inspirations.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Loi: did yours volunteer there or did you plant it...have seen it used on fences, arbors and such and it looks lovely

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