I must apologize for the delay in blog posts. Karatsu is near enough to Kumamoto to experience small quakes and aftershocks so posting and flower arranging haven't been a priority. The tremors don't appear to be stopping any time soon, too. I woke up to a level 2 the other night. It was pretty scary … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: After the Kumamoto Quake
Sorry this post is a bit late! Flowers Pink Tulips, Dark Purple Dracaene (the leaves), Yellow Acacia, Purple Ryukokorine/Glory of the Sun (Leucocoryne), and if anyone knows what the white flower is called please tell me. First Attempt I like my first attempt but I didn't know what it do with the yellow Acacia. … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: Springtime in Suess
I was so excited for the warm weekend weather in Kyushu. It felt like spring! Then Monday rolled around and the weather dropped - typical. I hope everyone had a good Valentines Day/Singles Awareness Day. Here is my "after" valentines arrangement that reminds me of the coming spring. Flowers So this week I used: pink … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: Valentines
Big thanks to my classmate who brought over these flowers when I was ill. This Monday's arrangement is my personal get well card. The Flowers I normally take the flower picture on my phone but it died in the beginning so the pics are on my big camera instead. I will update during the week. … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: Get Well Soon
Welcome back! Kyushu experienced a freak snow storm last week, the roads were covered in ice, water pipes froze, and my ikebana class was cancelled. Flowers: Alright, this week arrangement is made up of yellow sweet peas (this is the first time I have ever seen yellow ones), light and dark pink carnations, dracaena (the … Continue reading Blooming Mondays: After the Snow
Flowers So let's see... we have pink Sweet Peas, purple Iris, Lily, Hydrangea, and I am not sure what the yellow is - maybe Goldenrod. First Attempt Teacher's Lesson
If you are not familiar with the term yankii/yanki let me be the first to introduce you to one of my favorite Japanese subcultures. Yankii is Japanese term derived from the English word - you guessed it - Yankee. According to the 2002 Japan Times article Our Yankii are Different from Your Yankees one of influences … Continue reading Yankii? You mean Yankee, right?