Yesterday there was some raucous noise outside and I took this photo through the bathroom window. This fairly large bird, a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, was feeding on the seedpods of the Yate in the garden. Fortunately it was not chewing on the window frames.
On Thursday I used the gently curving lines of some branches of the callistemon from our garden to demonstrate an upright arrangement for one of my new students.
When I came home I decided to re-use the materials in a freestyle arrangement. I looked carefully again at the lines and realised that, in the vase I was going to use, they looked better placed on their side as they echoed the curve of the vase. I was also surprised that this rather stiff dry native material worked well with some small white roses. The ceramic vase is by Barry Singleton.
Greetings from Christopher
22nd February 2014