Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Can you see the tiny hint of Sunshine on the tips of the grass?
- 1 May 2019
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As a a bit of a nod to our friends on the other side of the world who are celebrating autumn right now, I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids...
A hint of a speck
a little of a bit
a sliver of a tad
a dash of a shard
a whisper of a pinch of sunshine
a pinch of a smidgen
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