#SundayStills challenge is a real challenge here where not much is blooming at this time of year. So I decided to do a bit of a retrospective floral show with a bit of a surprise twist at the end.
Crocuses have always been one of my favorite flowers. Here on the prairies they are the 1st sign of color and spring. As you can see they are also snow resistant.
I don’t have the greenest of thumb and I grow as many weeds as I do flowers but I can pull together a few photos from past years. It’s a smattering of home grown and travel flowers. I absolutely love the colours. That’s what is so hard at this time of year; the beautiful white snow is gone but the green is not here yet. The pale purple of the crocus is the lone bit of colour in our world so it was wonderful to check out Terri’s Floral themed Sunday Stills and all the other blog links. I enjoyed the “trip” without leaving my home but that is a whole different story.
The surprise twist is a piece of work I am calling “Mother’s Garden”. Last year around this time I accepted a commission (in the loosest sense of that word). My aunt died a couple of years ago. She was a master weaver and very well known in her province for her work. Her daughter and son have given me a box of assorted weaving to use in creating wall hangings for several family members. I have completed 4 of them and a baby quilt. This is the second last one and is for my cousin who now lives in her mother’s house and enjoys the garden that my aunt and uncle created over the years. My cousin and her husband also have a green thumb so that was the inspiration for this piece. It is a combo of her woven items and some thrifted dollie pieces. The purple flower in the top left hand corner was a white piece of her weaving that I died with saskatoons for a connection to their Saskatchewan roots. The flowers all need stems and leaves but it is definitely coming along. Again no scents here but it is a “floral” view just an unusual one.
I hope you enjoy my #Sundaystills no matter what stage your garden or spring/fall is at.