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Lilacs Welcome Spring

Posted on March 24, 2019

Write-up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   With the arrival of spring I eagerly await the blossoming of the lilac bush not far from my front steps. It is gorgeous and fragrant. At the risk of sounding cliche, the soft purple tone of these flowers makes me wonder at the beauty created by nature.     Although lilac-colored lilacs are considered to be the most common (syringa vulgaris), as Martha Stewart pointed out in a wonderful blog piece she wrote, lilacs are a “diverse genus.” They grow in white, violet, blue, lavender, pink, magenta and purple ~ and in varying shades of those hues.   Each color has it own symbolism: white ~ purity & innocence: violet ~ spirituality: blue ~ happiness &…

The Beauty of Dried Flowers

Posted on March 5, 2019

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   The beauty of dried flowers is not only intrinsic in their visual appeal but exists through their longevity and versatility. The photo I snapped, seen to the right, is one of my favorite dried flower arrangements. Perhaps because it spotlights a vintage jug which belonged to my mother. I adore the unexpected simplicity of the arrangement and the natural colors. I am quite certain I will keep this arrangement with me forever.   A discernible secret revealed¬† ~ in some cases dried flowers can last “forever.” At least they can last for many, many years. Keep them so long as they are still “seen” and enjoyed, suggest online sources.   To some degree beautiful floral/dried flower design is the…