In 24 years of marriage, my husband has never gotten me flowers. And that's a good thing! A vase full of beautiful, fresh flowers makes me twitchy! I am always eyeing them critically for signs of their impending demise. I know that's a bit neurotic and I'm working on accepting impermanence through meditation. But until I get that resolved, I have the joy of being able to create flowers that never fade in stained glass. This stylized flower window is a commission that I installed this morning; it was created for a British couple who now live in the US. The "white rose of Yorkshire" is an emblem that they asked me to incorporate into the design and the finished piece now hangs proudly in their dining room window. They wanted the glass that surrounds the flower to be vivid, jewel-toned colors in order to make the rose stand out. So now, 4,000 miles from England, they have something to remind them of home. It's satisfying to know this window has both beauty and meaning for them and that will never fade.