Flowers For George Washington

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Summer Stock and Tea Parties

This week’s bunch of fresh cut flowers are Matthiola Incana, commonly known as Hoary or Ten Weeks Stock, which seems analogous to our current congressional participants (across both the upper and lower houses), a ill-mannered lot whose remarkable amateurish performance suggests hopeful actors attending the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, where they could apprentice (paying $150 for the summer) to learn their craft and observe—and possibly work with—professionals.

Is this the best our country can offer in the way of representation?

“My best way of thanking voters was by making their interests my own and doing everything that lies in my little power, for the honor and welfare of the country.”

George Washington 1758

December 10, 2011 Manhattan Beach Whole Foods Market

Sorry. That date doesn’t work for me

The intense fragrance of the White Oriental Lillies is the perfect antidote to the stench coming out of Washington this summer. Is it poor advice that this President is given or does he lack a certain fortitude? “Beware of Surprise.” … “errors once discovered are more than half amended.”

August 27, 2011 Westchester Bristol Farms

Dignity before Foursquare

The White Chrysanthemums and Blue Gerbera Daisies paint a pastoral vision of elegance and simplicity. I occasionally like to take in a little fresh air as it clears the mind and allows one some time to reflect on past and future actions. Such as, can one be a “man of the people” and remain Presidential. This latest act of social relevance concerns me.

August 13, 2011 Playa Vista Farmers Market

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