But now we’re on the homestretch. There isn’t enough time to right any of the wrongs and no way to go back in time so I’m just taking notes and promising myself I’ll do better the next time around.
Yellow flowers are happy flowers, aren't they? I love your work, I really do!
Soportales 8 on
Yellow and yellow … que bonita foto! I love seeing the plants when it begins to show the color of its flowers, when the first flowers open, gives a sense of cool … is great.
Ahhh….so much to think about in your beautiful flower world….i know with your busy schedule & the amazing hours you put into your farm, a notebook would be perfect to keep track of all the ideas & to do's floating in your head…..but don't forget to give yourself (& your beautiful family) a huge pat on the back for the most amazing achievements you have accomplished throughout this insane season….your little world has inspired me sooo much, thanks for sharing your beautiful passion Erin. xxx
Belinda @ Wild Acre on
Totally concur with b brouhaha, your drive for perfection does set you apart – but please don't let your fire for that perfection diminish the sense you have of the incredible, truly incredible, achievements you and your family have achieved and the inspiration you provide. I found the most brilliant quote today about the discouragement creatives feel at the gap between the dream and the reality, and pressing through it, I will blog it, with you especially in mind Erin, this week. All i can say is that to the rest of us, your flowers are utterly breathtaking and I am in awe of your vision and your expertise and your sheer determination. Respect to you. xxxxx
botanical brouhaha on
The words in this post are what set you apart as a great grower rather than a mediocre grower…always pushing yourself and striving to be the best you can be…and being honest with yourself and your blog readers. We see no faults as we marvel over your flowers day after day…only an amazing woman with a sweet family she treasures…and an unbelievable gift for growing and designing. Press on…we love what you do!
Wildstyle Designs on
Oh Erin! This may sound strange as I've never actually met you face-to-face, but I just wish I could give you a big hug right now. I think what you feel is "normal," even though I'm sure I'm not the only reader who want's to say: "Wait!!! Faults??? What faults???" We are always seeing our shortfalls, just part of being human, I guess. Just know that alongside those feelings is the reality that you are doing GREAT!!!! Living a life that is inspiring so many people, and bringing so much beauty into the world. I am always inspired and awed by the gorgeousness of your flowers, family and farm in all its incarnations… yellows, pinks, browns, chickens…. it makes me smile and dream and want to create. I thank you for giving so much!!!
Seems to me you have done mighty well this year. I have spent the last few months spell-bound with with the lovely flowers and bursting bouquets you've packed in the van every week. congrats on a great year.
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Gretel and Steve Adams on
I totally agree with the feelings you are having this time of growing season. At the beginning of the summer, we worked on building up accounts and now it seems like we are running out of flowers. The gap we had in planting due to the rainy spring is showing its face at such an inconvenient time. We did some crop planning this year, but definitely not enough. But with each lesson we learn, we become better farmers and our skills will grow just as the garden does. So instead of trying to feel discouraged, we have decided to enjoy what we have accomplished and cheers to next year!