Wednesday Vignette – something in the air

I don’t have allergies – at least not yet. Other members of my family do, and when pollen season sets in, I count my blessings. The other day, if you stood just right, so the ridge of the roof on the old barn covered the ball of  incandescent gas that is our sun, you could see a remarkable sight. Thousands upon thousands of feathery seeds ethereally floating high up in the sky, making the sun appear almost as if it had a halo, as the light reflected off each one. Of course it was beautiful. But, as I marveled at the sight, I also sent grateful thanks to the Universe for – out of all the possible flaws it could have dealt me – it did not give me that particular one. (Plenty of others though, mind you…)

Close-up. Well, as close as I could get it, zooming in…

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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11 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – something in the air

  1. Peter Herpst says:

    Oh Anna, we all know you’re flawless. What a spectacular sight. Any idea of what is sending out feathery seeds so high in the sky?

    • annamadeit says:

      Aw, shucks, Peter… I honestly don’t know what they were, other than from afar, they looked like the remnants of a pillow fight. Big, downy seeds… Seeing them glide by gave me a great idea of the procreative reach of some plants – it was pretty fantastic!

  2. Beautiful! I used to be one of the lucky ones, but the last couple of years I’ve obviously gone over to the other side….it’s no fun.

    My WV:

  3. Alison says:

    Like Loree, I’ve gotten more allergic as I’ve aged. It’s horrible. Right now, up here, we’re getting smoke from wildfires in B.C. It’s making for very hazy skies on these very hot days.

  4. Alison says:

    Also, I wasn’t going to do a WV post this week, but then I saw something on my front porch that seemed worthy. It’s here:

  5. Kris P says:

    You DO capture the most interesting images! I didn’t find an image worthy of a WV this week – I wish I had your talent for catching the little mysteries than can make daily life so exciting.

  6. Tina says:

    Great capture! It’s lovely to see wispy, feathery things–and it takes a quickness of mind to capture them for the rest of us to appreciate!

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