Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lydia Roses


I’ve never given any thought to the “height” of a flower being considered when designing a center piece or wedding bouquet. Or even planting flowers around the yard. Those around the neighborhood who know me, know that when I plant … Continue reading

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Red, Red Rose…


“You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you  are beautiful at sixty, it will  be your soul’s own doing.” Marie Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 – 2 October 1958) Single Red Rose Print by dbuckman Some time … Continue reading

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Pink Roses


I’ve been on a floral “kick” lately, and this latest piece is no exception.  The pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses can also convey appreciation as well as joyousness.   But then, ANY color rose … Continue reading

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Yellow and White Plumeria


Plumeria flowers are used in art, in jewelry, decorations and tattoos.  The flower is known to represent different meanings in different cultures. Therefore, what you want to say with your plumeria gift depends on what culture you belong to and what meanings the … Continue reading

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Imperial Purple Orchid


I’ve written time and again, the notion that through flower symbolism we can express what we want to say.  AND, I’ve always been the kind of person who sends hand-written notes, just to say hello!  From a flower’s name to its … Continue reading

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Edible Orchids Don’t Eat Moms Corsage!


I really blew it when it comes to keeping up with current events…  I missed Valentines Day. the Derby and so much more…  I apologize to my readers, fans and followers for my neglect…   I am reposting a piece … Continue reading

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Betty Boop


I was going to start out by saying, “When I was a kid, Betty Boop was a cartoon…”.  Except I’m not a kid anymore, and Betty Boop is still a cartoon.  I found her on this I-Phone case, and other items … Continue reading

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Chicago Digital


Chicago Digital City Skyline On August 12, 1833, the Town of Chicago was incorporated with a population of 350. The first boundaries of the new town were Kinzie, Desplaines, Madison, and State Streets, which included an area of about three-eighths of … Continue reading

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“Bridges” Series


The following is the introduction I wrote for my art series, entitled “Bridges”.  From time to time, in this blog, I will be featuring the individual pieces.  Since this was first written, there have been new road blocks and detours in life.  … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For Some Baseball?


Are you ready for some baseball?  The College World Series will be in Omaha in a few days.  The ball games of course will be the focus of attention nationwide BUT there are other things to do in Omaha!    There are … Continue reading

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Violet Calla Lillies


Calla Lilly Print by dbuckman This painting, “Violet Calla Lilies” would be a rewarding treat for anyone who comes home after a miserable day of work. Placed as a centerpiece on the living room, a wall near your bedside or in sight of a comfortable chair, the subtle … Continue reading

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On The Post


I had fun a year ago, sharing a “post” a day on Facebook. In my travels through town, I saw different styles, designs and even a variety of decorations adorning the light posts.  I shared these sites via my cell phone.    … Continue reading

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Boys Town/Homesickness/The Cure/ Wisky Mac Roses


I don’t remember the exact quote from the commercial, something to the effect of “Just as good as being there…” Probably from an advertisement for a camera, film, or telephone service. In any case, one of the efforts I have made with … Continue reading

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Mirrored Iris Flower & Feathers Painting & A Bit Of History


My neighbor Tom has had these flowers in his front yard for several seasons.  With my shoulder still out of commission, I had the time a few weeks ago to get a few photos for inspiration in my art work, while the flowers … Continue reading

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Fairies and Morning Glorys


Morning Glory (And Fairies?) Print by dbuckman According to the Victorian “Language of Flowers” the Morning-Glory  represents “love in vain” for whatever outside circumstances.  I also read that the star-shaped Morning-Glory is symbolic of a single day each year in … Continue reading

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