The Ugly Duckling
by petal & pins
If the French epithet ‘joile laide’ could apply to a flower I think this delphinium would be a good candidate.
The lone stem in a bucket full of blue caught my eye when leaving the local farmers market, I turned on my heels and retraced my steps to have a closer look.
It was a bit of an ugly duckling surrounded by that magnificent blue yet strangely elegant – if there were more the same I imagined you could create a very sophisticated floral arrangement mixed in with white flowers and greenery.
Now I have a self imposed ‘rule’ not to buy flowers to design with for my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe’ but this lone stem was impossible to resist – it’s petals patterned like they’ve been drawn on with charcoal captivated me and once home inspired several dresses too.
This is really beautiful! – inspired me to pop over and comment! You have such an amazing eye – you spied hidden beauty!
Thank you Maryanne! lovely to hear from you – You have been on my mind lately so yes let’s talk soon! Xx
Rules are definitely made to be broken. 😉 Glad you did!
Nice design – not sure about the actual flower – but it works with your dress.
Intriguing flowers indeed – they look like they’ve been sprinkled with ashes. I don’t think I could have resisted them either.
They do! I goggled them and there were a lot of pics that were blue with the brown spots but none like this!