I have been working hard on all winter on self-renewal, home projects and procuring work for the upcoming season. As is usual for me, the change of seasons brings a sense of longing....To finish off this winter and begin this spring, my husband and I have decided to take to the sky and fly south to Naples Florida to visit my brother. Jobs at home are beginning to take shape, waiting for the ground to thaw, the house projects are just about complete. Our snow banks are dirty, melting and turning the ground to mud. Potholes larger than small cars are appearing in the roads.. What better time to leave Maine than now!
Of course my gardener's eye will be drawn to the natural surroundings, the change in humidity, the species of plants, watching the birds and sky, comparing the color of the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Maine and much more!
The Interior Designer in me will look at the architecture, furnishings, color waves, art and food! What fun, what great inspiration for the upcoming season! Tropical is definitely not Maine, but the colors, textures and the difference in the light will allow me food for thought and ideas that may not have to come to me otherwise.
I will take along my camera and a notebook to take photos and document inspirations and suggestions. Plant combinations in the wild will inspire new ideas for seasonal containers and perennial borders, landscapes new ideas for gardens. Texture and colors from nature will give me ideas for fabrics and paint combinations, architecture, ideas for room styles, indoor and outdoor. It will be a feast for ones eyes and imagination!