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365 Days of Ikebana-Day 48

One of the most difficult materials for me to arrange is pyracantha berries. I’m not quite sure why, maybe it’s the long branches loaded with berries, leaves and thorns. The leaves usually have to go, and it’s a long process to take them off one by one being careful not to take the berries off also. The thorns are treacherous,…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 45

Something simple for today, a very long day for me. The most challenging thing was doing my photo late in the day without natural light. I think that the lighting worked, and perhaps for the fall/winter arrangements it will add to the overall effect of the seasons. Learning to do an arrangement any time of day with any lighting is…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 33

At home for the day, before heading back to our retreat. I brought a touch of the bay back with me, a few small pieces of driftwood. In the garden I collected a few fading summer flowers to use. Everything except the driftwood is still fresh. I cut a branch of maple from the tree on our sidestreet, removed all…