16 Oct Two Weddings, a Dutchman’s Pipe and a Thesis!
Where in the world have we been these past few weeks? Good question.
What we thought would be a one-week-or-so-break ended up stretching for a month, and we’re sorry to leave you hanging! Ryan and I have been traveling (to Kona, Hilo and Seattle; not bad gigs), building and studying. And trying to figure out life a bit. Are we experiencing some of that infamous “blogger burnout“? We’re not sure. But we’ve really missed you, and want to share some of the big botanical moments of September and October.
One pair of friends got married in Hawaii one weekend, and then a second pair of friends wedded in the Pacific Northwest the following weekend. The former had a ceremony on the beach where the turquoise water and palm trees were from a postcard and the lava rocks were from the moon, plus mega monstera leaves roared along the borders of the dancefloor. And then in Seattle, roses, orchids and the season’s floral superstar — DALIAS, DAHLING — filled and almost overflowed our hearts.
As always, you’ll find more up-to-the-moment plant shots on Instagram. For example, inside our L-shaped garden, I’m chipping away at my thesis for my MFA in fiction and Ryan just put in some incredible new succulents into the community table he designed for the award-winning Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. By the gate, our Dutchman’s pipe vine has unfurled a velvety, crackle-pattered, Pinot-colored bloom that is flat-out wonderful. The bud must be seen to be believed.
P.S. did we mention Ryan’s talented, beautiful, magnetic cousin has recently become famous? Hint: She’s a Run(a)way success.
Get a sneak peek at all of the above…below!