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In a Vase on St David’s Eve

imageYou might know that I am half Welsh and very proud to be so. It is St. David’s Day tomorrow, and in celebration I have picked some daffodils and popped them in a jam-jar decorated with red washi tape, along with some arum leaves and muscari.

The sun is shining today, and no biting wind – hurray! So I was able to photograph the vase outside, next to my lawn (which needs mowing!)

The framed photograph is of my Welsh Grandad, George Owen Absalom OBE. He was a wonderful grandfather to me and introduced me to gardening, in fact when he became headmaster in the school in Woebley, Herefordshire, in 1924, he introduced gardening lessons and the children grew vegetables for the school kitchens. During the Second World War he had the pupils digging up his own garden to grow food for the village.

The dragon card is one I drew with oil pastels for one of my Mum’s birthdays. I found it when we cleared out her house. She has dementia now so won’t have a clue about St. David’s Day, but I will take her daffodils tomorrow as I do every year.

joining in with Cathy’s glorious meme at Rambling in the Garden, where an international garden party happens every Monday.

https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/in-a-vase-on-monday-promises/

~ 🐉 ❤️ 💚 ❤️ 🐉 ~

(I can not find a daffodil, Welsh Dragon or Welsh flag on the iPad ☹ )

Here is my second garden shot of the border I am planning to record each month throughout the year. It looks exactly the same as in January (https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/garden/)

so to be more interesting, I have taken the photo from a spot a few steps back to put it context with Pippin, the caravan and the apple tree.

image.jpeg I feel a bit fed up looking at this picture as, for ages, I have been trying to prepare things to move Pippin forward and put a fruit cage where she now stands. I need help to do this and had my son E,  Big Bro and Little Bro coming on Saturday afternoon to make some progress BUT i had to cancel as I fell foul to yet another **********! virus.

Please, oh please let me be WELL! The sun is shining and I long to be out there!

Bright colours to greet the Sun!!!

The sun is out and I’m wanting to wear bright colours and have them all around me!

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it was iHanna who inspired me to wear turquoise nail varnish, and then I found all these other gorgeous colours too – yummy! Loving the combination of turquoise, orange and acid green.

The clothes above are floral print trousers from Landsend (last year), a Boden orange cardigan (a few years ago) and a T-shirt from, I can’t remember where. With bright pink shoes they all put a Spriiiiiiinnnnnnnggg in my step 🙂

And these needlepoint daffodil squares are just the colours I want around me at the moment:

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I created the pattern and these 16′ squares about 10 years ago, and they have been sitting in a roll waiting for me to do something with them. Crazy! Should they be framed as pictures or used as cushion covers – I know I am bad at making decisions but this is ridiculous!

AND I would like to be able to sell the charts for them – now where have I stored those things …

A Spring clean is needed – and SOON!