Desk Bouquet

The pellet stove in the background of this photo is ON. 

It is COLD. And yet, Rudbeckia hirta, the Black-eyed Susan, still has enough young blossoms for me to cut this long-lasting bouquet to decorate my messy desk with. 

There's something especially charming about gathering a lot of flowers of the same variety and throwing them together without much choosiness. It allows their innate architecture (look at the horn-like openings in the petals above!), various hues (so much green in that yellow) and textures (you may not be able to tell, but they are very fuzzy) to become more obvious. Stay tuned for more same-same bunches to come.