Monday brings an opportunity to practice flower arranging by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday to fill a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden.
Last week a dear houseguest visited. The days were marked by unwelcome cold and rain. Warmer weather at the weekend made it possible to spend some overdue time outdoors. Still, the sun has been very timid. This evening it has just come out in time to set.
Two King Alfred daffodils opened a few days ago and I brought them indoors ahead of a predicted ice/sleet storm. Today, the first Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ are in bloom.
In looking for something to place in a vase today, for some reason a dandelion in the grass seemed magical, a sure sign that winter is moving on. The fluffy yellow flower began fading before I could get it photographed but never mind. It had already served its purpose by making tangible a moment of realization that spring is coming.
The entire rest of the arrangement was chosen just to provide a bit of accompaniment for the dandelion: hellebores on a glass dish, ebony stones and a candy tin that repeats the hues of the dandelion and the stones.