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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!

Wednesday Vignette – pets, plants, and politics

Those are a few of my favorite things, and today I got a lot of all three. It’s of course Election Day, so I started my day (as usual) checking the news and political websites to see if anything essential … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – pain

After a week of news containing so much excruciating sorrow and raw pain it feels almost disrespectful to bring this up, but as of 4:30 today, this is what has been on my mind. Thinking that our beloved Manneman had … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – yellow

Outside, on my window, I hear rain drops. I wonder if that means we’re done for this year… weather-wise, I mean. We’ve had a phenomenal October so far, and are almost at the end of it. Crisp, deep blue skies … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – planes, trains, and automobiles

My best beloved and I took an impromptu trip outside of the city this past weekend. Got in the car on Sunday morning, and said “Where to?” We ended up heading east – out to the Gorge. It was one … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – order

A bee hive is a functional society where all members adhere to the same, set rules. One would think achieving this kind of calm complicity, would be a huge accomplishment for any specie. If we ever wanted to, (which I … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – a long way down

What a week, huh? A bit of an emotional rollercoaster, following along with the spin of the various news cycles. I don’t know of many suspense thrillers that can compete with the throes of the past few days, in our … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – shadow theatre

Those of you who have been with me for a while know that sometimes the DC shenanigans drive me bonkers. This is me apologizing ahead of time for yet another rant, I had hoped to keep this little outlet of … Continue reading

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