"Only connect"- The epigraph to Howard's End is resonating in my soul after a visit to Oregon's Willamette Valley. I believe that all of us possess this inherent need to connect. Connect to nature, connect the dots, connect on a deeper level, and find a connection. Yesterday morning I sat with @oldemoonfarm and @ponderosa_and_thyme connecting over music, inspiration, wellness, and of course, flowers. One of the reasons I love Howard's End (and it is a bit of a slog, but worth it!) is that the heart of the novel is about transcending the superficial barriers of class and gender. It finds the characters establishing a real connection and true understanding in one another. When one feels truly "understood", oh, what a gift. I am so so grateful to have a flower tribe connection that continues to give me meaningful connection to others. That's the thing about connection. When you discover that you have something in common, it opens up a world of possibility for bridging friendships. Thank you ladies for a lovely morning of inspiration. @oldemoonfarm and @ponderosa_and_thyme, you inspire connection. Irises from @schreinersiris.