The French name of this colorway translates as “rose and hummingbird”, so I imagine that my sources of inspiration are fairly obvious. Throughout this especially long summer, I’ve spent more time than I ever have before out on my little apartment balcony, enjoying the beautiful container garden, and bird-feeding station (a recent and much appreciated addition).
I’ve had a hummingbird feeder for close to 15 years now, but never, ever get tired of watching these tiny feathered friends that I think of as my low-maintenance pets. They’re like iridescent flying jewels. And this year, my daughter successfully grew a gorgeous rose from a bare root — first time for both of us — which miraculously escaped death in our unprecedented heat wave, continuing to bloom until late August. (It still has quite a few leaves that look like they got a little too close to the sun.) So this palette, Rose et Colibri, is a tribute to two of my sources of great enjoyment at home in 2021.