Happy Birthday weekend to the Bride! Last week, rainbows were on our minds. This week color wheels, rainbows in themselves, are striped across this birthday napkin, antidote to the gloomy three days of weather here in the Berkshires.
This is the time of year to create color wheels in flowers. Mixed bouquets at the farmers markets contain a rainbow of colors. Above are the primary colors of red, yellow and blue, looking very purple because of the lighting.
A Simon Pearce celadon bowl, a generous gift from my dear sister-in-law, shelters a floating rainbow design with a whole cutting garden of blossoms. Celosia, tithonia, aster, zinnia, dahlia, amaranth, cosmos, carnation nestle together in the water bath. This is the front hall greeting for the birthday weekend. It has kept wonderfully except for rather reddish water in the middle.