Flower Flash, Sleeplessness & Amazing Photographs

I planned on talking about sleeplessness and that feeling of waiting for sleep to return at 3am only to find that hours have drifted by and not being sure whether you’ve actually been awake the whole time or staring at the ceiling in the early hours of a new day was a bad dream. I promise the whole thing was going to be a lot funnier than how that just sounded. No, really. But then my mother sent me an article that took precedence.

My mother sends me the most wonderful photos, articles, videos, audio files and other uplifting tidbits. Her latest find is from the floral designer Lewis Miller who is responsible for doing “Flower Flash” a creative take on “flash mobs” from a few years back when suddenly you’re walking along and everyone around you breaks into a synchronized, highly choreographed dance for a few minutes before fading back into the daily bustle of life.

Photographs from Lewis Miller’s Website

“What initially began as an LMD experiment to reinvigorate and reconnect us to our craft, turned into a beautiful shared experience in a city of millions. The Flower Flash is our gift to New Yorkers. We began in October 2016. Our goal is to create a positive, emotional response through flowers. Seeing people’s reactions to our Flower Flashes emphasizes the basic goodness in all people and prioritizes compassion and the need for LMD x NYC to carry on.”


Since the pandemic struck, Lewis Miller has continued enchanting New York City with his floral designs, randomly picking spots throughout the city to work his magic.

How fabulous are these?

Sleeplessness will have to wait until next week. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll sleep, I promise.

12 thoughts on “Flower Flash, Sleeplessness & Amazing Photographs

  1. Oh I love these flower arrangements and would live to know how he puts them together. Magical! Say ‘Hi’ to your Mum for me. ( I know, I know..Mom!) lol…sandy x

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    1. Evidently he goes out with his team in the early hours of the morning and creates these! I’d love to happen upon one, but I think I’d have to get up very early and be very lucky. My mother often reads this blog, so who knows she may see your comment. ❤️


      1. I love the flower arrangements! One thing the Covid19 did is to bring out all the companionship that people feel and the creativity and the love for each other that we are going through at this time of the pandemic.

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  2. So your mother in California sends you pix of NYC. Lol or was she only visiting CA when you mentioned she was there, I forget. Anyway, goes to prove it’s a small world after all. The flowers are lovely and I can imagine how they would lift your spirits, especially now.

    Hope the sleep fairies catch up with you!

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  3. These are marvelous ~ and just randomly “pop” up? Even better!
    Your mom reminds me of mine. I’ve had so many sleepless nights,
    the other night I woke up surprised I had been asleep. It had been such a deep sleep.
    I looked out the window and thought “wow look at that sun rise.” Then I remembered I was looking out of
    a west facing window! And it was the sunset. .Love your blog!
    Take care, friend, and happy creating! Barb


    1. Yes, that’s part of what makes them so incredible, the random, pop-up nature of their appearances. So great.
      Sleeplessness – it’s after 1am and I hope I’ll be able to go back to sleep in the next few hours. I read that there’s a huge uptick in sleeplessness since this pandemic began, so we aren’t alone! ❤️


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