Just a few Zinnias and Ageratum make an attractive summer arrangement. Purple Tradescanthia and a green ornamental grass give some height and added color to the flowers.
M Y G A R D E N — After I watered the vegetable and the flower gardens earlier this evening, I clipped some of the zinnias and ageratum. All the plants are branching out nicely now, from selectively pruning early buds and stalks on these annuals. Now I can enjoy the vivid colors of these flowers indoors, and at the spur of the moment. I brought in just a few blooms in various pinks, oranges and and white. The purple Tradescanthia will hopefully root in the water and I'll be able to start another plant. It's an annual that I plan on wintering over inside. Hopefully I'll be able to make a few separate plants for next year. The frosted muted yellow glass vase contrasts well with the more vivid and saturated colors of the flowers. Just barely visible to the left, is a multicolored porcelain dragon my parents brought home from Japan in the mid 1950s.
B O N U S C H O P S :
Old- and New-school Cadillac Redux
Sedan De Ville returns to GM, along with its tradition V-and-Crest logo. The six-light greenhouse, or DLO in designer-speak, would be offered in addition to the more private 4 window sedan.
From the spy shots, and the advance information on the web, Cadillac's entry-level ATS, with any luck just might be as striking as my most recent little chop shows. Using the 'proportion' tool I was able to simulate a slight 'fish-eye' lens effect which adds some drama to this view.
C H O P S — To relax tonight I decide to quickly chop a couple of Cadillacs. I showed a 6 window DTS a couple of entries ago that I created two years ago, but wanted to try one that was a bit more production-oriented. I named this one the Sedan De Ville, another time-honored Cadillac nameplate. I like both of these airier Caddys, and am surprised how different I chopped them. For this one, I reprised Cadillac's old V-and-Crest logo it used for the DeVille and Series 62 models of yore. I would reserve the Wreathe-and-Crest for the upper level models in each lineup. I lowered the roof and changed the angle/shape of the C pillar, and changed out the door handles for classier units.
I also created another small entry-level Cadillac. I posted a BTS for the Chinese domestic market not too long ago, and tonight I created a similar ATS for the American market. They are both made from the CTS coupe. For this new silver American ATS, I shortened the hood of the CTS coupe, and changed the C pillar and greenhouse slightly. I made the car taller in height as well as shorter in length than the larger coupe it's based on. Yes, the rear door opening looks a bit tight to enter, fashion is fashion after all, but the 2 bucket seats in the rear would be very deep-dished for adequate head- and leg-room.
The difference between the old-school GM styling for the 6 window Sedan De Ville and the up-to-the-minute styling of the CTS-derived ATS is night and day!
(I just fixed numerous typos in these chop descriptions. It was very late when I first posted them, lol.)