Spring Flowers Part III: inspired by the redbud trees

Statement of Purpose

As the virus spread to the U.S., so did spring, heedless of the fact that the rest of the world was coming to an economic and social halt. As doors began to close, I became increasingly inspired by the bliss of the spring flowers opening happily around us. I wanted to capture the inspiration before it was gone. Today, I want to give joy to those of you who may have been shut inside their urban home or downtown apartment as the created world rejoiced into color and fragrance.

For those of you who missed spring this year, here is the third and final post in a series of three spring inspired shoots.

To see PART I with the whimsical daffodils and accompanying poem I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud, click HERE.

To see PART II featuring the romantic cherry blossoms and accompanying poem by Frost, click HERE.

Lines Written in Early Spring

By William Wordsworth

I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man.

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.

The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.

If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?

Special thanks to Abigail Lewis Photography for partnering with me on this project.


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Flowers are both the culmination and the unification of all of the other wedding elements. A beautiful, purposeful arrangement declares, "this is beauty; this is the joy that was always intended." 

With a desire to serve each couple well and a passion for unbridled creativity, Emily limits the number of clients she takes each year. This allows her to enjoy the design process for each wedding while also affording time to carry out her own creative visions for the pure joy of creating something beautiful out of nothing. Many of these ideas and visions are shared on the blog to inspire others.

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