Saturday Clippings: the snowed in edition

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A little reminder of warmer times..


Since it has been a few weeks since our last Sunday Clippings there are a number of interesting articles to catch up on and we will be doing it in two parts this weekend.  Since some parts of the Eastern coast of the U.S. has been hit hard by a snowstorm we thought we would provide some of you with a little bit of reading in case cabin fever starts to set in.  Tomorrow we will resume with the rest of our Sunday Clippings and more interesting articles.  Please click on the links below to continue reading.  Stay bundled, stay warm and enjoy…. – Plinth et al.


 

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Details of  beauty in Barcelona:  wood engraving ceiling detail (Gladiolus?) and Art Nouveau hand painted wallpaper featuring the different life stages of a tulip.


 


 

Sunday Clippings: Holiday Edition

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Maybe you got dressed up this weekend, maybe you didn’t, but this container planting, not wanting to be left out of the fun,   seemed to give off a spooky vibe.  Using ghoulish colored foliage and set off against dark ironwork, we wonder if this combination was done on purpose.  If so, hats off to it’s creator for taking Halloween decorations to the next level, because this could be the future for creative planting.  I can see a bed of orange and red celosia next, acting as the fiery base for a witches cauldron, do you see where we are going here?  The possibilities are out there… Any others? Hope you had a wonderful weekend and click on the links below to enjoy your Sunday Clippings…


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Sunday Clippings

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The mornings have started to become more crisp, the foliage is beginning to change and we are enjoying the beauty that autumn has to offer.  It is a chance to slow down, pull out your favorite sweaters and catch up on some favorite reading.  We reach far and deep with this weeks edition of Sunday Clippings, sharing some really interesting stories this week from around the globe.  Click on the links below to enjoy. Have a wonderful Sunday..- James


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IMG_4103We return from our summer hiatus with a full edition of Sunday Clippings, covering every topic imaginable regarding the subjects we love most, art and horticulure.  It has been a fantastic summer and we have been working on new material which we will be rolling out now that we enter the autumn season.  I am sure we are all looking forward to cooler days now, no matter where it is you might be.  Enjoy reading this edition of Sunday Clippings, it’s a good one…… – James

Sunday Clippings

Las flores, Agosto, Girasoles, 1899

Las flores, Agosto, Girasoles, 1899


Flying at a rapid pace and with no intent of slowing down, summer is moving a little too fast. We are now in August, how? Without further ado, I give you this weeks roundup of our favorite reads from across the globe.  So click on the links below to read further and then continue on with your summer fun, fall is starting to wave at us from around the corner.  Enjoy….


Sunday Clippings

Palacio de Galiana, Toledo, Spain

Palacio de Galiana, Toledo, Spain

The heat of summer is in full swing here in Spain, and Madrid is often referred to as ‘the inferno’ by city dwellers.  These days trips out of the city are necessary to cool down a bit.  This weeks edition of Sunday Clippings is a pretty meaty list and covers all of our favorite bases, from art to horticulture. Click on the links below for some good reads, podcasts and some videos.  Enjoy your Sunday…. – James

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  A terraced hillside orchard of mature Olives, Extremadura, Spain

The heat of the sun is on the rise here, signalling the onslaught of the Spanish summer. The days have consisted of continuing to plant the terrace up and then enjoying it out there on the warm nights.   The weekends are for day trips out of Madrid to experience new friends gardens and the surrounding countryside.  In between I have managed to squeeze in some good reads and I hope you find the following links as enjoyable as I have. Have a fantastic Sunday…. – James

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Oporto, Portugal

Oporto, Portugal


Warmer weather calls for adventures, but I still found time to catch up on my reading of Sunday Clippings..  I hope you can too…. Wishing you a warm Sunday- James