It’s been an eventful week for the nation, watching the second Inauguration of President Obama.
One of the most outstanding moments for me was when President Obama stopped and looked back as he left the Inauguration ceremony.
As he walked up the steps, the President turned to look back at all the people in the Mall and the whole scene before him, and paused.
He could be heard saying: “I want to take a look one more time. I’m not going to see this again.”
To me, that was a very human part of the event.
Another thing, more in the realm of colors and beauty, that caught my eyes was the vibrant floral arrangements at the Inaugural Luncheon.
According to reports, the bouquets consisted of roses and ranunculus in shades of peach, coral and orange.
I’ve always loved the ranunculus, and it was just lovely to see how the orange ranunculus added to the beauty of the arrangements.
That spurred me to visit the garden center, and there they were; the first few ranunculus plants have arrived in anticipation of spring.