My Aunty Pat had a great eye for beauty and style and made lovely domestic interiors for her family to enjoy.

One of the many creative things she did was flower arranging. Pat was influenced by Ikebana and I wish that I had taken the time to appreciate her work better. My lovely neighbor Dottie also practices Ikebana and produces exquisite arrangements, small unassuming elegant combinations of  plants, a flower, a stem, a leaf. They are an extension of her beautiful poetry.

Dottie lent me some old postcards that a friend gave her of  Ikebana.
Aren't they beautiful!

Ikebana postcard 1
Ikebana postcard 2