Monday, 9 March 2015

In A Vase On Monday - Cheerful Cowslips

Hello Everyone,

Monday again and time to join in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and show what's been found in the garden to pop into a vase today.
Spotted the cowslips (Primula Veris) down in the wooded area last week. I could see they were just coming into flower so I've been watching them ever since, hoping they would be ready to pick for today's vase. Of course, it's been pouring with rain all morning so I've been hopping up and down waiting for a dry spell so I could slip out and collect them. 
While down that end of the garden I grabbed some twigs with buds on ... I think they are from the white hydrangea (possibly hydrangea petiolaris) inherited with the garden.
The sun came out briefly, so very briefly it's now blowing a gale, and I love how the light cast shadows in the photos. The vase is from Sarawak, another gift, this time from a Malaysian student, given to me when I worked in Manchester at UMIST (now sadly amalgamated with the University of Manchester). The only reason the baby elephant is there is because, while looking for the vase, he was discovered forgotten and neglected deep in the inner recesses of the corner cabinet! I thought he deserved his moment in the sun :) 

If you would like to join in and find something in your garden or nearby that you can bring inside and place in a vase or container on a Monday do join in. I'm sure Cathy would be delighted!

Many thanks for visiting my blog - your comments are always appreciated.

Wishing you all a lovely evening :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth. You've assembled a wonderful vase today. The cowslips are cheerful and I think the little elephant is smiling to be in sunshine. susie

Anonymous said...

So you have been having spring rain - so much for the better weather :( But how lovely to have found your cowslips and the the green buds on the hydrangea are such a subtle accompaniment. It's a pretty little vase too - and a warm welcome to the world for your elephant! I have rediscovered all sorts of things since doing this meme! :)Thanks for sharing

Jackie said...

They look so pretty in that gorgeous little vase Elizabeth, and I love that elephant :o)
Jackie xx

Carole Pollard said...

So pretty on a cold morning love and hugs Carole x

Anonymous said...

Cowslips are such a lovely sign of spring, your arrangement is really pretty.

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous vase and l just adore those cowslips xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a lovely breath of spring. My friend used to collect elephants and always insisted that they should always be facing the door!!!

Hettie said...

I saw this on FB and thought it was gorgeous. Love that Elephant. I have a friend who would kill for it.

Sally H said...

What a beautiful idea, and a very pretty posy! I must go and look for my cowslips, but don't think they are quite out yet. We still have snowdrops in bloom and the tete a tete daffs are just coming out.