This Sunday daylight savings begins.  I cannot wait!  It makes evenings seem so much longer.  Now when I go for my evening walk, I won’t feel like my whole night is over and I can ditch the hat with the head lamps.  Yes, I look like a dork…but there are crazy drivers out there, and I do wear black.  So the head lamps (both front and back) help to make me visible to others.  Plus I then don’t have to carry a flashlight or use my phone flashlight app.

Northern California was hit with some very heavy rains this year and now that they have subsided a bit, I’m happy to see all the flowers and trees blooming in my neighborhood.

I especially love the flowering trees.  They are just so vibrant against the evening sky.   Then I look down and there are all the daffodils and tulips popping up.   They just look like they are ready to party.

Can I tell you a secret?  I like camellias better than roses.  Don’t get me wrong, I like roses, but there is something about a camellia that just draws me in.  In the house I grew up in, we had a camellia tree (bush?), anyway, I loved the vibrant red color and the deep glossy green leaves.  The contrast between to two colors really called to me and I like how the flowers are nestled in amongst the leaves.   Unfortunately, I don’t have my own tree anymore, but I can appreciate those I see out and about on my walks. On a recent walk, I saw a butter yellow colored camellia that had big buds. Unfortunately, I forgot my phone, so I don’t have a photo to show.  Hopefully, I’ll get a good picture to show on a later blog.

Until next week…

May your day be filled with beautiful flowers.


Welcome! Needing to find a new career path that was fulfilling and supported my creative side, I started Marmalade Sky Floral Design. My love for floral design started late in life and was quite by accident. Thinking a floral class would help with tablescapes that I love to create, I fell in love with the art and the people in the industry. I was taking interior design courses, but switched my focus after my first semester in the floral program. Now, I have started my own company, albeit part time, hoping to grow it into a full time career, all while working from my home. I have a deep love for my family & friends, tea parties, travel and of course flowers.

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