Wednesday Vignette – what dwells beyond

fullsizeoutput_927Those who know me, know that I have a special place in my heart for old, rusty things. This old cart caught my eye at a recent visit to Joy Creek Nursery. It is deliberately planted in a carpet of Sedum ‘Angelina’, its chartreuse color glowing through the ruptured, rusted-through surface. Although one can see the green of the Sedum shine through from the other side – without the contrast of the disintegrating top, it would not have been half as remarkable. Once again, I am reminded of the importance of juxtaposition and contrast – in life as well as with visual matters. They strengthen each other. If it weren’t for the bad days, we wouldn’t fully recognize the good days for what they are. Today was a sweet blend of reunion, camaraderie, new experiences, and fun. It was a good day.

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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8 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – what dwells beyond

  1. hb says:

    Rust and Angelina: cool! The garden cart rusting into the soil is slowly becoming the garden…that’s cool, too.

    I found an “only in California” garden for a vignette.

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Decay and new life, a visual treat and valuable lesson that the garden teaches us. Great shot! My WV came from the big show:

  3. As I paged down I couldn’t help but find that scene familiar, a Joy Creek…of course! Here’s my WV:

  4. Pingback: Wednesday Vignette – A Moveable Garden

  5. Kris P says:

    Yay! It sounds as though you had a good day at the NWFGS. My WV is a grab bag of sorts, with an early spring theme:

    • annamadeit says:

      Oh no – I haven’t even left for Seattle yet. The photo was from Joy Creek – one of our fabulous local nurseries, where I’m happy to say I will be working part time this summer. You would love it – they have great plants!

  6. Love that shot, Anna. Once again you captured a story in one shot. Lovely!

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