Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Flower Pick : Flower Fields of Fancy

Brown Eyed Susans - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Purple Wild Flowers - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid



Interestingly beautiful cloud-filled skies, impromptu morning rain showers, hills full of lush green things...and not to mention purple wild flowers in every shade from lavender to amethyst...that's how spring sprung around here!!

The little house finches and mockingbirds are all singing their happy spring songs, and I'm singing along...delighting in the enchantment of a fresh start!!
...Hope you are too=)!!

HappyFriday!!
Love,
Mademoiselle
Mermaid

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flower Power Fueled Fashion

Flower Power Fueled Fashion by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Celebrate spring in style with Mademoiselle Mermaid's flower power-fueled fashion!!

From gauzy ruffled collars, to enchanting floral print turbans, and breezy beach cover ups in a rainbow of pastel colors...there's a handmade delight around every camellia-adorned corner!!

HappySpring!!
Love,
Mademoiselle
Mermaid

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Flower Pick : Cotton Candy Blossoms

Pink Flowering Tree - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

I love this tree, particularly because it is on the most ordinary of ordinary streets, tucked in the corner of a little parking lot, between the train tracks and a nondescript brick building.
...I hardly noticed it all, and then one spring, it burst into pink cotton candy bloom and took my breath away!! 

Now that I'm hip to the exquisite beauty it keeps under wraps most of the year, I laugh when blowing by it on my beach cruiser (daily)...because nature is just fabulously delightful and endlessly surprising like that!! 

HappyFriday!!
...I'm off to catch a sunset to start the weekend out right=)

Santa Monica Palm Tree Sunset - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid


Love,
Mademoiselle
Mermaid

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Friday Flower Pick : Kangaroo Apple Plant

Kangaroo Apple Plant in Venice California - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Kangaroo Apple Plant in Venice California - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Kangaroo Apple Plant in Venice California - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Kangaroo Apple Plant in Venice California - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Kangaroo Apple Plant in Venice California - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Venice Canals - Venice Beach, CA. Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Venice Canals - Venice Beach, CA. Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Venice Canals - Venice Beach, CA. Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid.


A spot for quiet morning reflections - of both the internal and external kind - is easy to find in the meditative labyrinth that is the Venice Canals.

I've enjoyed strolling and pondering along this botanical wonderland's narrow little pathways and quaint bridges for years now...in any season and any weather!!

Friday Flower Pick-ing has me at again...searching the canals for something breathtakingly beautiful and unique!! And I found it under this charming canopy of a flowering kangaroo apple plant, all pretty 'n purple and looking just like an early spring daydream!!

HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Flower Pick : Bright Young Things


Ornamental Pear Tree Flowering in Santa Monica, CA - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Ornamental Pear Tree Flowering in Santa Monica, CA - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Ornamental Pear Tree Flowering in Santa Monica, CA - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Ornamental Pear Tree Flowering in Santa Monica, CA - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid


The ornamental pear tree is an ornament to society indeed...
especially in February, when it fills up the clear blue sky with a dazzling display of bright young things!!

Those lovely and delicate petals are as ephemeral as they come...and soon the street will be a remarkable sight as they lazily flutter to the ground.
...It's all part of spring's opening ceremony!!

HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mermaid Monday : All For Love

Valentine's Day Fashion by Mademoiselle Mermaid

If you're a Queen of Hearts of sorts...and you LVE love, heart motifs, and romantic, lacy, Victorian style accessories...then you've come to the right place!!

...And today is your day!!

So here's a BIG kiss and wish for a very Happy Valentine's Day from Mademoiselle Mermaid!!

May today (and everyday) be filled with all the ones and things you love!!

Red Briar Rose - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Red Briar Rose - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Red Briar Rose - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Flower Pick : Greenery

Greenery Palms in Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Greenery Palms in Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Palms in Palisades Park Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Palms in Palisades Park Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Palms in Palisades Park Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Greenery Fashion Illustration by Mademoiselle Mermaid

By now, I'm sure you've heard that Pantone's Color of the Year #greenery is the new favorite neutral!! 
...Basic tans, grays, and beiges...step aside=)!! Let's do like mother nature does and accent our beautiful brights with something from the verdant side of the spectrum!!

Inspired by that notion, I hit the streets in search of a Friday Flower Pick to suit the spirit. To my surprise and delight, #greenery was everywhere, and looking especially lovely after these rainy days we've had lately!! Most of the roses around town have been pruned, and the springtime flowering trees are only beginning to bud...so I'm eternally grateful to #greenery for filling in the wintertime gap!!

Palms in Palisades Park Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Yellow Flowering Succulent Plant - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid


HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid