Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
A shaggy persimmon-hued zinnia appears to float in a dark shallow pool.
Perspective shifts and the flower floats above the container’s edge, following sinuous lines and graceful curves.
Zinnia elegans ’Cactus Flower Blend’
Shallow, charcoal gray, footed dish
What color would you use to describe this flower? First I chose saffron which I think of as reddish orange, but wikipedia describes it as golden yellow. Tangerine came to mind, but that is not red enough. Maybe red-orange is what I needed, but I found myself settling on persimmon.
Sensory impressions are fascinating. My daughter recently posted a picture on a social media site of a beetle. Admiring its “iridescent green” she gave it a parenthetical comment,
“(incidentally a color very close to the letter P)” and tagged the entry #synesthesia, to which someone commented,
“We’ve had this discussion before- it’s clearly a number 9#synesthesia.”
That exchange made me smile and wonder about the world in color.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us a chance to express our colorful flower arranging passion. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their gardens to place In A Vase On Monday.