I recently put together a floral arrangement, well two as an introduction into fall. When I went looking for flowers, Halloween, especially was on my mind. I was actually looking for any dahlias, or even dark tulips but there was only summer colors avail. As a general rule of thumb, I stay away from Roses, just because roses can over or underwhelm an arrangement. Mums are my go to, because they do well, with limited sun, and are fully displayed.
PS. I think these are one of my favorite arrangements.
I know I have been slacking, I don’t think I’ve ever shared with y’all the floral arrangements I create. I can’t even remember how it started, how did I get the idea to create floral arrangements for myself but I did. Hashtag I Deserve. I think I got tired of waiting on someone to get me the things I wanted, the things I deserved, so I got them for myself. For a few weeks now, I create two arrangements at a time. When I walk into trader Joe’s I really have no clue what I’m going to create. It just depends on what’s in stock that day. AND if it’s a holiday, its usually an overload of roses. Lately I have tried staying away from roses, unsuccessfully. This week we are playing with tulips!
SideNote, I am excited to work with Sunflowers & Eucalyptus!
Have I told ya I be out here putting together floral arrangements? Well Have a seat, and let me put yall up on game. I can’t remember with what day or arrangement it started with. Lets just say Valentines day. I remember the roses I put together but I cant remember much else. Luckily for you, and me if I’m being honest, I took photos! Shout Out to Trader Joe’s, If you go early in the day, there’s usually a nice selection of random flowers they put together. Depending on what flowers are talking to me, I spend no more than 15$, but I don’t buy flowers every week. When my current bouquet is dead, and I mean dead dead, then I prepare to buy a new set.
I brought tulips, to celebrate the first days of Spring, but even with a delay getting them cut and into water, they last such a long time, a few weeks. And I captured them in the dying process, up until the very last day, they were such beauties. Theres just something about fresh flowers that make you a bit happier with the day.
Ive always been a lover of nature, there was a time when I thought I was a photographer for Nat Geo. I would be like there’s a spider, well let me take out my camera and capture it. Ha! I was like alright, pose, let me see you, twirl, stop, move there, etc. I know the insect would be like this fool is crazy, let me scurry on out of the way. I do the very same when I find flowers. I HAVE to take the time to adore, and show my appreciation for them blooming as they have.
While in Portland, Oregon, I went to the International Rose Test Garden, where they actually work to create new types of roses. I am a bad blogger, cuz I took the time to write NOTHING down, but in my defense, I took incredible photos. Surprisingly you are able to walk in the grass, of the garden, and have photoshoots and picnics, while taking beautiful photos. Do you have a favorite color rose? Mine is anything with touches of purples.
In my next trick, I will be a floral photographer. I’m always super excited when the light hits a flower just right, when I have company, a bee/an insect, who is admiring the art just as I am, or just after it’s rained and the beads of water have yet to fall. San Jose doesn’t owe me a thing! Every single sidewalk, walkway and park was bursting with fresh flowers, even dying flowers but there’s beauty in death. It’s a goal/dream of mine to host a gallery of my photos. I’d like to believe I can do wonders, and what better way to show them off then putting them ALL on display. I can’t wait until I return to San Jose, California. There’s still so much for me to capture. Tristan Jonez