Jessica Hunter

Here you will find my floral designs, musings, inspiration, and writing. "More than anything, I must have flowers always, always." - Claude Monet

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We woke up to the pitter patter of rain on our tent. Limbs intermingled beneath the sheets. I the first to venture outside into the fog. We drank coffee under the trees. Intimate; hidden under the branches. Chomped on apples as we packed up our belongings. Made a few more stops to dig our toes into the sand while watching the clouds pass over the sun. From grey to blue and back again. Heard the sound of jazz and bluegrass live on the street. Sat for a while to listen in. Smiled at each other as we tapped to the beat. I took off my sweater. The sun was hot. I put it back on. Overcast once more. I think we are in a time capsule. It’s the 20s. Let’s stay a while longer. I have no worries here. It’s just you and me.
We awake to the place we met eight years ago. In the woods, by the river. It is fitting. Wild and free we played frisbee together. Little did I know we’d marry each other. Thank you for your steadfast love and for being my constant. You live shakespeare :) “Love is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests, and is never shaken…love is not times fool.” 

It’s been 2 years of being married to my best friend, beloved and equal. I’d be lying if I never thought, some days, life would be easier on my own. Marriage is not about easy though. It’s about  giving. It’s about seeking to understand your partner, learning to show love in a way the other receives it and enjoying the profound richness that comes with this ongoing communion. 

"Allons! The road is before us…
Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself? will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?” 
- Song of the Open Road
Starting the morning off right with some #detourcoffee. Now for a day of tubing and cliff jumping.
Our front yard this weekend.
I decided to go foraging in the woods today because the flowers by the river beckoned me. Our little campsite has been warmed 🌿.
Setting up camp with my favourite chap! Happy labour day weekend friends :)
"You are made
out of comets
and stars.

Do not surround
yourself with those
that treat you like
dirt and dust."
Noor Shirazie  (via saintofsass)
My wildflower garden went bananas this summer. I wasn’t expecting such an explosion of colour and variety. It’s been a nice surprise. It also went weed crazy but some of the weeds are pretty and even the not so pretty ones seem to have an elegance about them. They whispered to me as they danced in the sun yesterday so I decided to invite them in. They’re teaching me about their individuality today.
There is still much work to be done in this little yard of mine. Weeding. Harvesting. Mulching. Clearing out the blackened stems, I allow for the last bits of growth to appear in this coming season. 🌿

seapinehappenings said: Hello! My name is Ellen, and I just wanted to say that I really admire your blog. I love the fact that the majority of it is actually pictures/stories from your life, so fun to see and read! As an aspiring floral designer, I appreciate your gorgeous arrangements, too. Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ellen! I’m so happy you enjoy the content and not just the images. Thanks for reading. I wish you all the best as an aspiring floral designer. Following a dream and being patient for it to be realized is one of the most fulfilling joys in life.