I love the graceful floral styling and photographs of Swallow and Damsons – organic, natural, untamed, elegant and richly hued. Inspired, I picked up a bouquet of lilies from the local market intending to make a few pictures of my own.

Though I could envision the aesthetic, I could not arrange the flowers or situate them in my home in any way that seemed lovely enough. I was reminded that photo styling is neither my strength nor my joy.  The photographs seemed forced.

Feeling a bit defeated by the discarded blooms, stems and leaves in my kitchen sink, I began to clean up the mess I made. And there was my picture . . . the remnants of the bouquet in the glorious light from the window above the sink. Not exactly what I had pictured, but lovely just the same.  

Day 342

Day 342