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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 – emergence

“…where did the universe come from?”, he asked. Incredibly, he figured it out. Where does anything come from? These days, things are constantly emerging, out of cold, dark, wet soils, leaves of life forms emerge, like the crumpled wings of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – anticipation and surprise

Things are beginning to emerge out there. Some are surprises, some are mysteries, and some I haven’t owned long enough to recognize. Let’s start with the surprise, shall we? I have a large clump of Podophyllum pleianthum growing behind my … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – escaping the rain

I tell ya – being out of commission for a few days really messes with your sense of time. I totally spaced on what day it is today – thus this post comes later than usual. Sorry about that. It’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – the white stuff

Well, whaddya know – it SNOWED!!! Just as I was thinking this was probably it for this year. We had a white Christmas, but other than that, it has been a frightfully mild winter so far. More to show us … Continue reading

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Snowy February garden photo-op

Okay, so it snowed… I suppose that means it will be less difficult to stay inside and do paper work, but still… I had to venture out at least a little bit, and take some pictures. It’s interesting how similar … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – from the window seat

It is a sweet feeling to reconnect – to catch up with old friends, and to hear their stories. And, it is priceless to visit family. We live so far away from the rest of our clans. It was our … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – the fibrous, webby reach of the world

Yesterday, we visited the art exhibit of a talented fiber artist friend. Inspired by the way fiber makes up our entire world, to me the most interesting part of her felted bowls were the solids and voids created by the … Continue reading

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