Slim pickings indeed! The pickings in the garden are now limited to foliage, berries, a few lingering roses and not much else. So, because it is Remembrance Day tomorrow, and having no poppies in bloom, I decided to fall back on one of the roses together with a few sprigs of ivy.
And slim again with the bud vase which is a very special keepsake from my time as an undergraduate. I was very fortunate to study at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, for a year as part of my degree from the University of Manchester. I keep the vase alongside my graduation photo ... they are a constant reminder of an amazing period in my life as a mature student (non-traditional age) ... graduating the year of my 50th birthday - happy times :)
Incidentally, this post has been written whilst listening to my newest acquisition, Moods - A World of Emotions ... an early birthday present from me to me ... and, so far, not one bad track on it :)
Once again, many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting this wee challenge, In a Vase on Monday, and for encouraging me to bring a little of the garden inside each week to enjoy!
Wishing you a happy week.