Flowers + Rainstorms


We’ve had some rain and thunderstorms here! Storms are always such a treat for me since we never have them back at home. I brought out tea and packaged cookies for the occasion and then my co-farmer and I made flower arrangements from the garden.


My arrangement had garden roses, oregano, verbena, crocosmia, and lysimachia.


This single petaled China rose, Mutabilis, is such a dream. Changing color from hot pink to orange to pale pink, it’s incredibly fragrant and blooms all summer long.


The sun came out once we were done arranging! I absolutely love how the weather changes here constantly and that sun regularly alternates with rain. Rain makes me feel at home.

Photos and styling: Chelsea Fuss. Model: Sarah Ally. Taken in Brittany, France.


  1. Ces fleurs sont très belles! Rainstorms, tea, and garden flowers. Three of my favorite things. Not to mention the added allure of Brittany. Summer rain tends to make me more calm and focused, as the world slows down when the sun is muted. We had rain here in Seattle the past week and I loved it. Ended up blueberry picking in raincoats/wellies and then having large mugs of tea.

  2. Beautiful flowers and great photos. It’s like we’re sitting at the table with you staring at this whimsical arrangement. Thanks for sharing! Definitely pinning it – maybe under a new folder called “relaxation” or something like that…

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