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My son-in-law was helping with a house clearance this week and he rescued this vase for me, isn’t that lovely of him!!! And my daughter said – “a Vase for Monday!”
I immediately thought the vase had a Kahloesque look about it. You might already know I am a big fan of Frida!
An opportunity to get those candles out again.
Does anyone know what the mauve flowers are – they seed themselves freely around the garden?
I am thoroughy enjoying the heady scented mix of honeysuckle and philadelphus.
And philadelphus is my entry for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
There is a Frida Kahlo exhibition on at the V and A at the moment – I hope to go and see it, but it is hard to think of getting on a train and travelling to London whilst we are enjoying such glorious sunny weather.
Do you have anything to pop in a vase this Monday – if so do join in with Cathy over at Rambling in the Garden – such a fun gathering of gardeners.
I must just share another beauty of a sunset we had last night
The mystery flower from this month’s Monthly Meet-Up Photo Challenge is a Cactus flower. I have no idea of the name of the cactus – do you know?
It is not too late to enter the challenge – just add your flower photos to the comments in the post. You can see each Month’s prompt word here.
I am delighted with the flowers as for years this gifted cactus sat forlornly on a shelf sulking – then I discovered that it needed watering more often than I had been doing, feeding, and it needed a period of drought in the winter. Ta dah! Beautiful pink flowers!
Joining Cathy’s crew for In a Vase on Monday
Follow the link to see lots of beautiful vases from gardeners all over the world.
The giraffe with the fancy pink hardo of antirrhinum is a vase from Chive.
The Zebra, carrying forget-me-nots on its back is a little coffee cup I found in a charity shop.
The antirrihnum has been sitting in bud for months, waiting for the sunshine, in this south facing Veg Trug
and now it has burst forth into luscious blooms
Don’t you just love the complicated design of this playful snapdragon, it intrigues me and delights the children. They love to squeeze it’s cheeks so that it opens its dragony mouth and then snap it shut again.
Joining in with Cee’s Flower of the Day.
I could only light the candle once inside, the wind is fierce today.
This is where the hellebores came from this morning
and the hebe
Other flowers had snowy hats on too
The hyacinth above is my entry into Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Not exactly Easter Island weather
and this dear little pot seems to have a white fluffy stole on to keep warm
Pop over to Cathy’s and see what others have found to pop in a vase this Monday.
One of my Welsh second cousins came to stay and I put some flowers in her bedroom:
Self sown Purple Loosestrife and Honeysuckle, grown from a cutting, in a small ceramic cube vase from Chive.
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden
The vase sits next to a little Cathedral Window patchwork sampler that I made about 30 years ago. If you want to know how it is done here is a You Tube tutorial.
The tablecloth is a charity shop find that I’ve had for about the same length of time.
I wanted to take my cousin on my favourite walk and as it was a glorious day we joined my daughter and her children. If you remember Little Miss M recently said that she wanted to walk 500 miles with me, we decided to make a start:
Little Miss M had brought along the walking stick she had made when I took the 3 of them to Kingston Lacy and they did a woodworking workshop there.
We contemplated the walk ahead.
We all set off singing the Proclaimers Song at the tops of our voices
Currently one of Little Miss M’s favourite songs.
A wonderful walk ….
stopping at St Catherine’s Chapel for a snack and to enjoy the view
and then walking across the top of the hill to look back at where we had come from
We walked back down to cafe near the beach for some lunch and then to the beach for some pebble decorating. After that, a bit more walking along the beach to a huge drainage pipe that the children love running up and down inside, splashing in the water and hearing the echo of their voices.
When we got back to the car, according to the App on my daughter’s phone we had walked 4.7 miles …….. it’s a start!
Photos taken at Sculpture by the Lakes in May 2014 of this bronze sculpture surrounded by thrift.
joining Cee’s Flower of the Day
and look, it’s the same colour as my handbag
If you ever get a chance to go to these gardens, go – it is the most stunningly beautiful, peaceful spot with spectacular sculpture and superb garden design all to the highest quality.
On the subject of ‘thrift’ does mending count? bringing me right back down to earth …….
…the pile of mending and alterations that sit on the end of my sofa waiting for me to be in the right mood to tackle it. Bimbo’s ear and a couple of his seams need attention and the doll needs her foot. The rest of it (mostly for grandhchildren) is much less appealing!
Thank you for all the entires to this week’s Photo Challenge, I’m a little late to the party this week, but managed to squeak in. Leave a link in the comments to be included in the monthly round-up.
The vases are from Chive.com
Hawkweed or Fox and Cubs have seeded themselves in my gravel garden, I love the rich colour
However, apparently I should not be encouraging it in the garden as it can be a rampant weed. So disappointing. For now I’m going to enjoy it, just as the insects are.
Teaming it with this gorgeous achillea – oof! I LOVE that colour combo.
Add in the lavender and I’m a happy colour-loving bunny. All three plants are much loved by the insects – there’s a whole lot of buzzing going on!
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her fun Monday get together of gardeners all over the world.
Cee’s Flower of the Day