For the first time this summer I saw calendula. I've seen this flower in the form of graphic art when buying something scented with the oil from the plant but have never have I seen the real thing.
I think what I love most is that it seems like a weed or wild flower. 
{I like the unusual}

And it is just the cheeriest golden orange.

A color which looks fabulous with this sapphire blue vase by tanner glass.

I love my father for picking this vase out for me. My step-mother had pretty purple calla lilies in it when she presented it to me. They too looked lovely.

happy sunday!
these photos just might give me the inspiration I need to get embroidering.
xo, kim