"Ode to Elle" by Jean M Leen There lives a young lass named Elle Who pens stories by the sea to tell When she writes about flowers I could read them for hours Now my...

Finding ourselves at a crossroads in life is hard. Period. I've never heard anyone who wasn't heavily medicated say otherwise. If you are someone who is currently experiencing a Real Life Realignment of Major Proportions,...

For Suzanne, flowers aren’t just beautiful things that adorn her space but are part of her spiritual practice: “If you are not in awe of your day, look at a rose”, she says.

Symbolizing so much for Suzanne and her family, flowers ever highlight the special times and moments of their life. Flowers, for Suzanne, are a reminder to be in THIS moment and hold it as precious precisely because, like a flower, it is fleeting: “Flowers bring you back to what is beautiful even in times of uncertainty and negativity” says Suzanne.

Life inevitably has its challenges. We can find ourselves being dragged down by these difficult situations. It is during these times that finding moments of Joy help to buoy us through the waves of life. The challenge becomes “How do I find those moments of Joy.” Pause, reflect on those simple, little things that make you happy, and make you feel alive. For me it is sunrises and flowers that bring moments of joy.

We're featuring a few of our favorite local artists this week... our love of flowers being the common thread. Enjoy!   Amy Brnger - Portsmouth, NH  We immediately fell in love with Amy's floral artwork. Her quick...