After strong snowstorms like the last one we experienced, I always get gifts of fallen branches. The pine branch I used for this arrangement was one such gift.
Before starting on the arrangement, I took some time admiring this branch. The main branch, strong and straight was pointing towards the heavens.
There were also smaller curling branches which I situated horizontally over the mouth of the vase to appear like little wavelets.
The pink spray mums and oregonia leaves did not project any powerful and distinctive colours.
But they were perfect to create a sense of harmony. The straight pine branch rising from the sea, reaching for the sky, just visible in the horizon. Do you see it? :-)
Here is the whole arrangement.
I hope you like it. --Miyako
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