Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
I’ve been away from the garden dealing with family health care issues so when I had a chance to wander through one day recently I collected flowers for a vase, of course.
The gatherings of dahlias and zinnias spilled over into several vases—a few minutes of floral meditation and respite. Taking time. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do.
Thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are offering this week.
A bit of time in the garden is soothing.
Yes, even a few minutes.
Love the colors, they look like summer is still in charge, but someone mentioned autumn. Hope everything is settled, health care issues can be consuming and stressful and I’m glad you find escape in the garden.
Thank you. Definitely still summer here. Those autumnal dahlias were supposed to be apricot. Far be it from me to encourage autumn.
I’m sorry to hear that your family has health issues and hope they can be sorted out soon. I love your vase, it’s fiery, temperamental and beautiful – you certainly make the finest contributions to the meme. Take good care, Susie, so important to take some time out.
Thank you. We’re working toward getting better. Sometimes you just have to pause.
thinking of you x
Hope your care and attention is bringing calm and healing, the flowers and the artistic interpretations are worth taking time over.
I am so please you found time to pick the blooms for your vases, Susie – as you say it will have brought a distraction and some respite from your ministrations. As always, the result is glorious and a credit to you. I hope you are coping with what needs to be done and that recovery is going well.
Thank you Cathy. Everything takes time, as the garden teaches us.
Beautiful, Susie… floral therapy is the best!
Hope all is well with your family member. ❤
Susie sending you thoughts and prayers for your health care challenges. Glad you had a few minutes in your garden and took the time to share. Always love you arrangements. Love, Jane
Beautiful sunshine filled flowers Susie which no doubt were most therapeutic for you to pick, arrange, photograph and then produce those magic images. Family health care issues can be stressful to cope with so take care of yourself too.
Thank you Anna.
Ah, the zen of arranging flowers. These are just lovely and inspiring fall thoughts, I hope you enjoyed the break. I love the dark edged images. Good luck with the health care.
As you know health care is a different world. Time and patience.
I’m glad you took a little time to delve into and appreciate your garden by arranging flowers. Wishing you and your family all the best, Susie.
Flowers are generally always pleasurable. I am sorry that finding respite sometimes becomes so important though.
Thank you Tony.
A lovely arrangement with a hint of autumn but still very summery. Hope your family health issues are resolved soon. Take care Susie. 🤗
Beautiful arrangements and photos! You definitely have a gift with placement and selection. I hope the family health situation isn’t too tough and will be resolved soon. Thinking of you.
Beautiful, and I hope family medical issues have evened out. A garden is so important to so many of us.