Cafe au Lait

Taking what I thought were dahlias to the cash register, I was surprised when the salesperson said the flowers’ price was double the cost listed on the bucket per bundle-

“These are special, incredibly sensitive dahlias, Cafe au Lait –

we only get them into our market at this certain time of year”

I marveled at the flowers’ exceptional beauty. Withered petals and droopy stems  surely deter certain buyers, but these quirky characteristics sold me.

Supremacy in nature – why settle for less?

IMG_8888“Cafe au Lait”


“To love” is a verb, so it requires action.

Let’s not be desensitized.

We’re in a state of emergency

and to love is all we’ve got,

so let’s all be ICE –

who to call upon

I (In) C (Case) of E (Emergency)


the “Orlando”

30″ multi-colored rainbow “ICE” 4 mm crystals with silver inset every 4th and 9th (49 remembered) pattern with a sterling silver heart charm