Wednesday Vignette – positivity and hope

It’s important to focus on the positive. From an instant gratification point of view, it means things like this:

Witch hazel flowers

The ribbon-like tassels of a witch hazel competing with its yellowing leaves.

Witch hazel flowers

Like little suns exploding in the darkness.

Witch hazel flowers

A much needed burst of light.

And, from a purely hopeful angle, it means this. A long shot worth a shot, methinks. I hope you agree!

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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15 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – positivity and hope

  1. Pauline says:

    Wow, witch hazels flowering so soon, such beautiful flowers! I must go and have a look at mine, I’m sure they aren’t ready to flower yet.

  2. Peter Herpst says:

    This mild weather has all sorts of things in the garden happening early. There’s always hope… My WV is here:

  3. Alison says:

    I first heard about those statistical anomalies several days ago, and I’ve been wondering if anything would come of it, and whether it would ever hit the mainstream media. I personally am convinced Russia interfered with the machines. Here’s my WV post:

    • annamadeit says:

      This is the part that gets me; “Also complicating matters, a senior Clinton adviser said, is that the White House, focused on a smooth transfer of power, does not want Clinton to challenge the election result.” Doesn’t sound very encouraging, at all. 😦

  4. Lovely image. I’m with you in hoping, and loving the signs of life’s persistence:

  5. Interesting news. I love the witch hazel.

  6. rickii says:

    We’re grasping at straws but that, along with the refuge of the garden, can keep us going.

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  8. Evan says:

    I love the early witch hazel blooms. I just planted my first witch hazel this fall, ‘Jelena’, and it had a few little filaments showing when I brought it home. Nothing at the moment though. That news story is a nice fantasy, but I doubt anything will come out of it. And as terrible as the orange turd’s presidency will surely be, that might actually be worse. Emotions are so strong over this election that it could literally rip the country apart if the electoral college put Clinton in office. I can’t imagine the protests following such an upset would be peaceful. Part of me wishes for it, even as another part fears it.

    Here’s my WV:

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