Thursday, July 28, 2011

Natures Bounty Lesson 1: FIGS

 The past month I have been part of a coop called Bountiful Baskets.  Each week people make a 'contribution' of money which is pooled together to purchase fruit and veggies at a discounted price.  It is so much fun to see what we get in our basket each week.  A couple of weeks ago we received Mission Figs.  They were beautiful!  The colors on the outside of the fruit were so elegant for such a humble little fruit - then I cut them in half and WOW!  BEAUTIFUL!  One little fig contains an amazing palette of colors.  Just look at these!
Mother Nature really does have things figured out doesn't she.  Now picture these colors for your wedding flowers or even for your living room or dining room etc.  These colors are warm, rich, comfortable, but above all absolutely gorgeous!  Look at the contrast of the green and purple on the outside of the fruit.  Look at the beautiful juicy color on the inside with the pithy color that surrounds it. 
 Here are a few flowers for a fig inspired wedding.   
<><><><><> Leonidas Rose

Kermit Mum
                           Fern Curl

PS:  Can you tell I am ready for Autumn!?