Flowers As Art
Flower arranging takes careful planning: how to cut the stems on specific flowers, the temperature of the water, the height of the stems. When we lived in Japan for a few years, my mother took Ikebana classes–a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together.
In the natural arrangement above, the branches of the elephant ear could symbolize Heaven and the cleome, Earth. Bringing flowers into the home keeps you in touch with nature in all seasons. Like the Japanese, like my mother, like my sister, I have flowers in the house year round. Do you?
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Quote of the Day for YOU: With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? — Oscar Wilde