Thursday, November 10, 2011
The garden has wound down and the Flower Guy too. Its time to take a break.
I hope you enjoyed the fourth year of our flowers. My Flower Girl is as feisty
as ever and grows in beauty with maturity.
She wins the Golden Garland.
Note: All of the Flower for the Day entries for this year can be found at:
www.donsessions.blogspot.com - under the Blog Archive go to:
The Blog of Don Sessions 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Panel I Iris
During his later years we commissioned our friend and neighbor, the artist Russell Kraus to do a work for us.
Russell was a multimedia artist but for his day job he designed and created stained glass windows for churches.
We requested that he do four stained glass panels of flowers to be placed in a sturdy and spectacular mahogany
free standing screen that we had acquired several years previously. Initially he took measurements and designed
the panels using flowers of his choosing and added a personal touch - a small colorful butterfly with three
dimensional antennae for each panel.
Russell and I went to a nearby stained glass studio where we selected the different colored pieces of glass. The
studio then created the four panels with each piece of stained glass assembled by color and shape according to
Russell's design specifications. Six weeks later Russell and the studio expert completed the work by installing
the panels into the screen.
Because of its size and our space considerations the four panel screen has been separated into two two panel
scfeens. Both screens are upstairs in separate rooms.
In no way do the images come close to the magnificent colors chosen by Russell. Photographing a stained glass
work is challenging.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Anemone hupenensis var. japonicum. In the
buttercup family (Ranunuculaceae), this hardy perennial is closely
related to the pasque flower. Anemone is Greek for daughter of the
wind. Season specific anemone bulbs can produce blooms
throughout the growing year from early spring to late fall. Cut flowers
provide up to 9 days of vase life. This was a gift from a friend.