It's such fun having a "free" day like today. I got a lot done, starting with breakfast with my mother. We walked around her garden, going to pick some cucumbers and cherry tomatoes for a party this evening. Her neighbour has a green thumb, so I spent some time taking pictures inspired by Irving Penn's book on flowers.
This is an ageratum before it has bloomed.
I am always so curious to see the secret inner life of flowers, stamens and pistils, sepals and petals, filaments and anthers. Getting up close and personal with flowers reveals more of their true beauty. Here are pictures of three stages of a zinnia.
I stopped by the Whole Foods, and popped into Gore*Dean, which is right there. Unfortunately, they weren't open, but they have some huge stone, iron-work and wire pieces outside and I got some photos of them. I really liked this old bassinet, which would be great filled with flowers. One of the most impressive things is two ENORMOUS lions lounging outside the little pool at the entrance to the store.
All in all, a nice quiet day, getting a lot of things done. If you were off, what did you do?