Category Archive: Flowers

stop and smell the peonies

The interior of my head is a rather scrambled mess right now. There is no more room for any more information. My brain, if mapped, would be a topography of swirling details. Imminent… Continue reading

happy weekending

By mid-week, my healing turned a corner and I’m happy to say (and feel) that I’m now speedily on the mend—and back at work! I continue to jump through all kinds of hoops… Continue reading

wordless wednesday

photos by: bliss {in images}

in bloom

The smallest sprigs of Lily of the Valley have cast their sweet scent near my bed. I smell their fragrance as I approach on the stairs. It’s remarkable how a wisp of blooms in… Continue reading

happy weekending

I’m spending the weekend in Toronto and so looking forward to lapping up the scenery, hanging out with the kids, and beginning my quest for a mother-of-the-bride dress (The not hideous kind. Of that I… Continue reading


This morning I awoke suddenly to the pull of a faint moon. Its tension drawing me up and out of bed just before sunrise. A breeze floated coolly across the room and I… Continue reading

bliss in a teacup

photos by: bliss {in images}

hello, July

I awoke this morning feeling rested. Rested! What an incredible and uncommon feeling. Something that I haven’t experienced for a very long time given late night creative stints and early morning restaurant starts.… Continue reading

beauty and truth

When I was a young, first-time mother, I became acquainted with a woman who was newly divorced, having left not only her husband but an extremely affluent lifestyle. People shook their heads with… Continue reading

peony love

There’s an abundance of peonies this week in my house—and on the blog. I was going to write overabundance, but just as quickly realized that there’s absolutely No Such Thing. Like lilacs and… Continue reading

forever spring

Thirteen years ago, my son went walking in the fields surrounding our farmhouse to collect wildflowers. He was nine-years old, with a love for the land and all that grew untamed. It was… Continue reading

creative space: amy merrick

Floral design and Amy Merrick are a style relationship that should last forever. With a background in fashion design but a desire to switch paths, she landed at Saipua where she cut her… Continue reading

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