Again today I used the sunflowers that came down during Hurricane Irene in my ikebana arrangement. I’m still drawn to the muted grays and earth tones of late summer and the beach colors but wanted to add a touch of color. It will soon be time for the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges of fall and I can’t wait. Maybe some different textures and combinations of flowers, branches and berries, so much to choose from in fall tones. My project of doing ikebana for a year is on day 43 today, and I have to admit that it is becoming a welcome habit. There are still a lot of days left to finish and my hope is to make this a sustainable habit to do each day thru the year and beyond.