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Modern Royals – Rainbow Queen in the British Vogue

Note that it says the Queen prefers:

  • 29% – blue
  • 13% – floral
  • 11% – cream or green
  • 10% – pink or purple
  • 4%  - red, orange, or yellow
  • 2%  - black
  • 1%  - checkered or beige

And, some close-ups.

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Reveling in Ranunculus

Ranunculus, with their layered, crepe-like petals that explode in blooms of red, yellow, orange, white and pink, are cheery in the Fall and equally festive in the Spring. The bright beauties spread their rainbow happiness in small pots on tables, as part of larger plant containers and along the front of home borders. They are also a favorite among Spring brides.

Those available during bulb season in October and November are sold as dormant tubers, and grow into the beautiful, tall plants that make excellent cut flowers. These start their lives right here in Southern California in the famous “Flower Fields’ of Carlsbad. When planting these “bulb” varieties, known as Tecolote ranunculus, in flower beds, it’s best to place them in the middle so other plants can conceal their shaggy bases.

Flower Fields of Carlsbad, CA

In England, the common name for Ranunculus is “Buttercup,” apparently because of various legends linking it to dairy cows and butter. There’s also supposed to be a Native American myth associated with the varieties that grow in the Pacific Northwest: Coyote was tossing his eyeballs in the air for fun, and either Eagle or Buzzard swooped by and took them. So Coyote took Ranunculus to use as his new eyes. Hence, the common name in that region, “Coyote Eyes.”

via, my favorite nursery, Roger’s Gardens

 

// Photos – Kanonn, Superfem, Sakura Chihaya+, Hello-Julie

The glory of M&M's

*This is a cross post from a new 1X57 project – OmuthituSchool.com*

Have you ever been away from home so long that you start missing the strangest things?

For me it’s always hometown doughnuts and Mexican food.

For Spence, who has been in Africa for 16 months, it’s M&M’s. Here’s a message I just received from him:

“Alright, goods news off the bat. I received your awesome package today and immediately downed 2 bags of M&M’s (with some sharing involved)…As you can see, my hyperness is still lingering. It’s funny too how much enjoyment I can get from a bag of American M&M’s.”

It’s always the little things :)

 

The glory of M&M’s

*This is a cross post from a new 1X57 project – OmuthituSchool.com*

Have you ever been away from home so long that you start missing the strangest things?

For me it’s always hometown doughnuts and Mexican food.

For Spence, who has been in Africa for 16 months, it’s M&M’s. Here’s a message I just received from him:

“Alright, goods news off the bat. I received your awesome package today and immediately downed 2 bags of M&M’s (with some sharing involved)…As you can see, my hyperness is still lingering. It’s funny too how much enjoyment I can get from a bag of American M&M’s.”

It’s always the little things :)