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Monthly Meet-Up: Tree

gingko tree Japan

Gingko in Japan November 2015

clipped fir tree

Clipped fir in Doreen’s Garden September 2018

tree at Cerne Abbas

Sturdy little oak at Cerne Abbas October 2015

vintage fabric with fairies and elves

Vintage fabric from 1946

cerne abbas pond

Weeping Willow Cerne Abbas 2017

oak tree

The oak tree at the bottom of my garden September morning 2018.

Yippee it is the first Tuesday of the month and so time to meet up with our photos of trees – either recent or archive.

Please leave a link to your tree photos in the Comments – I’m really looking forward to seeing them.

You can see the list of photo prompts on the Photo Challenge Page

Next Month’s prompt is


and next month I will tell you what I have in store for 2019


In a Vase on Monday – Yellow


This rose, Floribunda Korresia, was given to me as a thank-you present this week, isn’t that lovely!

I don’t know where to plant it yet but thought I would celebrate the gift by using two blooms in my ‘Vase on Monday’. Just these two blooms fill the room with a glorious scent.DSC_0587The vase is a glass nightlight holder, which is great on a table outside as the shape protects the flame from the breeze. To keep the blooms and twigs of twisty willow in place I used some pebbles with holes in them, and threaded the stalks through the holes – clever huh! Where did that thought come from!

How and where to photograph the vases is always a challenge for me – very few places with clear backgrounds.

I have been decorating in the house this week and the terracotta pots the vase is standing on, were first painted with a watered down coat of white paint and then a couple of coats of left-over household emulsion paint. Except the urn which is painted with some left over Eggshell paint.  Ooooo! I love those colours. The pots will go outside against the north facing wall of my garage that is being painted white. The ones covered with the vinyl emulsion last about two years before needing another coat to freshen them up. The turquoise Eggshell on the urn has lasted 4 years and still does not need a retouch.

Still looking for the right background for the vase, I took this photo in front of the TV screen, what do you think?DSC_0594

The contorted willow was grown from a little sprig that had sprouted roots in a vase about 6 years ago – it is now a magnificent tree, about 30′ tall, arching beautifully over my drive-way.

So looking forward to seeing all the other Vases over on Rambling in the Garden. Pop on over and take a look, there are bound to be some gems!