last rose of summer

September 10, 2012

Do you have a favorite corner of your home? One that you constantly play with?

For me, it’s this little corner of my bathroom on Cape Cod. It’s such a simple nook. No dramatic architectural flourishes. Just great light, on a human scale.

In this modest corner, ever-changing bouquets trace the sun’s progress throughout the day. They track the seasonal vicissitudes of my garden from spring to fall, and mirror life inside the cottage too. For though the same flowers may bloom each year, no two arrangements are exactly the same, and each ensemble changes depending on the light in the room, the perspective of the viewer. So too, though we may visit the cottage each year, no two experiences are ever the same.

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