"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Sunday, February 9, 2014


A few months ago SM and I were standing in The Biltmore greenhouse when I suddenly started snapping pictures of all the tropical plants and flowers.

"What are you doing?"  SM asked as I stood really close to some orchids.

"Trust me...There's going to come a day in the middle of Winter when I'm going to need these pictures to remind me that color still exists in the world."

I knew that day would come and indeed it has. 

I'm just starving for color.  Some intensity.

So feast your eyes...and enjoy!


  1. THANK YOU. ( yes, I am shouting it) I was so in need of a great plant color fix

  2. I love EVERYTHING about the Biltmore! Now that my daughter and her family are back in California, I SO miss our annual Carolina visit. Your pictures are lovely...I keep my cabin pictures close to keep the blues away.

  3. Oh thank you! I miss color too. I am hoping to see some yellow daffodils popping up soon here. But we are supposed to be getting a bit of snow. UGH! I went to the Biltmore 1 1/2 years ago and would love to go back and spend more time there. It's a beautiful place for sure.

  4. Thanks. I'm with you. Hoping spring will hurry up, as we brace for another winter blast.