My Ikebana: Pine Needles

Added on by the ikebana shop.

The back of our house has a lot of pine trees.  The previous night's rainstorm gave me a gift of a fallen pine branch.

Back at the studio, I stood for a long time in front of the flower container shelves but found it difficult to choose a container.  In the end, I decided not to use a container...rather, I re-discovered this piece of driftwood that had been set aside many months ago!

I also abandoned the idea of using the big pine branch.  The needles had caught my eye.

I rearranged them to form a mass.  I thought it'd be interesting to set it on the driftwood to look as if moss had started growing on it.  Then, I added the pine twigs (already stripped of their needles) on to the end to show movement, giving the mass of needles a lighter tone.

Here is the arrangement...

I hope you like it.  --Miyako

(All photos by the ikebana shop.  All rights reserved.)