Wednesday Vignette – Black Gold

While scouting for pottery the other day – a very gray and rainy day – I was completely bowled over by the striking combination of black and yellow foliage. These items came home with me. Such a bright, cheery shot in the arm on a dreary day, wouldn’t you say?

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About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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12 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – Black Gold

  1. mattb325 says:

    Oh yes, this is a great colour combination. Perfect!

  2. Mark and Gaz says:

    Definitely, very striking combo!

  3. Oooh! I like it! Very dramatic!

  4. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Love this combination and am crazy about the yellow lace elderberry which is new to me!

    • annamadeit says:

      It was new to me too, Peter. Absolutely stunning color! I’m totally hooked on the golden Winter hazel as well. Too bad I don’t have room for neither… 😦

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