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The Beauty Of Flowers

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”

-Victor Hugo

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Just living is not enough…One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”

-Hans Christian Andersen

Today my kids and I visited with my dad and at this time of the year his yard is always filled with some really beautiful flowers. Of course I couldn’t resist taking pictures of them so I could share them with you. For me, they give me a sense of well being and overall peace. I was actually thinking of framing a couple of them.

The first one is my favorite. I have always loved the darker orange like colors.

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I love the contrast between the two colors.

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The contrast here is also striking. 

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A little psychedelic splash!

The these last two photos remind of some of the animation sequences in Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”

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Can you see the orange glow of the fire inside? Mesmerizing…

 

Another Week, Another Flea Market

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I usually don’t do this, but I have to tell you about a vendor who deserves a huge shout out. I have to tell you, I really do enjoy burning incense. It helps calm me and makes my house smell great! With that said, I even have different flavors of incense  for the many different types of music that I listen to. I have bought incense from him on several occasions and the incense that he sells is  of the highest quality. It has a nice even lengthy burn and hasn’t ever crumbled. The owner is very cool so if you get a chance and like to burn incense, please visit: 

You won’t regret it!!!!!

Now with that out of the way, I guess this is the week of flea markets. Last weekend I visited the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT. This week, I made the trek to the Stormville Flea Market in Stormville, NY. Held six times a year on a small local airport surrounded by the hills of the Hudson Valley, the series of Flea Markets at the airport begin in April with Springtime in the country and end in November with Christmas in November.

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Arriving at just about twenty of eight, a local police officer waved us in the main gate and we followed the slow procession of cars over a muddy road onto grass and then into a field where I parked the car and headed towards the vendor area.

Approaching the first rows of vendors is always interesting. Even if you have only been once before, it is difficult to forget the people who come to Stormville to sell whatever it is that they have to sell. The smell of breakfast sandwiches and incense calmly pass over you as you make your way down the line of brightly painted spots indicating where each vendor has set up to try to get you to buy something from them.

If you aren’t looking for anything specific, you could easily spend hours just walking up and down the aisles and buying things that you may need or want. In my case, it was neither.

As with  most flea markets, it is always interesting to see the huge difference between the often sundry items that are offered as compared to the those that considered antiques or collectibles. And believe me, some of the things that you see are just, odd.

Moving down one of the antique aisles, I noticed a large group congregating around one vendor. As I got closer, I saw television cameras and HGTV’s Lara Spencer doing her thing. Pretty interesting stuff.

 As usual, a great way to spend a morning!!!!!