Well, it is Monday, it must be time for my weekly blogging confessions! I arrived home from work tonight to find our kitchen counters completely covered and in a very un-pretty state. This is not unusual at our house since the kids don’t really care about having tidy counters. So before I can do anything I have to clear off the counters. Here’s the confession part: then, instead of making dinner, I took pictures. Phew, that wasn’t so bad!
What is it with my kids that it doesn’t bother them if empty containers are left on the counter? or the compost container overfloweth? or someone left the counter covered in crumbs??? arg ;-) Lucky for me that is all I have to worry about!
I actually have quite a few containers of flowers in the kitchen at the moment! Some are usually on the table, but that was just too much work to clear for a picture (especially when I was getting hungry for dinner).
I thought I’d be able to work the hellebores into my daffodil arrangement, but they really did not go together.
Above my watering can arrangement is my favourite quilted pot-holder. It was made for me by my dear friend Betty who was 80 when she made it. She is now 86 and still making beautiful quilts!
I bought the watering can this weekend out of necessity. I have finally planted some (read: LOTS and LOTS) squash seeds and when I went to water them with my regular watering can I nearly drowned them! So when I was at the store I opted for the much prettier metal can rather than the (cheaper) plastic one. It is cream and I think it matches our kitchen nicely. :-)
This picture is of flowers which were in a bouquet last week. There were other flowers in the original bouquet but they are now good and dead. I cut these guys nice and short and put them in a much smaller container and they look really happy! Don’t you think so?
And finally, I show you my back deck containers of daffodils (and bright pink anemone). There are two pictures, and look how different they are by just kneeling down, or standing up! I couldn’t decide if I liked seeing the grass and no sky, or the hedges and fields beyond so I combined them both into one collaged picture. Which do you prefer???
I will be joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for this fun meme “In a Vase on Monday”. Won’t you join us? https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/in-a-vase-in-monday-more-rug-than-carpet/