I love this meme
but life gets in the way sometimes – the last few months have been ridiculously complicated with family stuff to sort out – nothing bad – just a lot!
Being creative is my way of coping, but I don’t seem to have enough free time and head space to write about it.
Today I put a posy together to take to a friend.
I splashed across my puddle of a garden to see what blooms I could find.
Hebe, cerinthe, daffs, viburnum and pulmonaria.
All popped into a little glass mustard jar. My friend placed them in the middle of the table while six of us who have known each other since our teenage years had lunch together. What a happy oasis in a crowded time, and glancing at these little flowers every so often gave me such a feeling of joy and calm.
Joining Cathy and her happy band of gardeners from around the world.
The view from my bedroom window just now.
When will it end!
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Garrya Elliptica is such an elegant shrub and I have put it with some over-wintering cerinthe in a pottery vase bought about 45 years ago from Honiton Pottery in Devon.
The little blue square pot is a vase from Chive and it sits on a piece of burnt wood I found on the beach. I have scrubbed it and waxed it and to me it is a fine piece of sculpture.
Joining Cathy as she Rambles in her Garden for In a Vase on Monday.
Those little buds from my 11.11 vase have just decided to open.
Sometimes we push ourselves forward in the wrong season, we do not shine so brightly, we are much smaller than we could be, but still we insist on flowering.
Will they flower again in Spring, I wonder, or will they have exhausted themselves.
Joining Cathy for In a Vase on Monday