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Monday, 21 December 2015
In A Vase On Monday - Warm Winter Wishes
Now that I'm back and blogging I couldn't possibly miss joining in with Cathy's In A Vase On Monday meme over at Rambling in the Carden, especially as it is the last Monday before Christmas.
It's been a rainy day here in Ayrshire so it was dusk before I made a dash out into the garden to find material for the vase. And, after all the inclement weather we've had this last month or so, who would have thought that I would still be gathering roses on the Monday before Christmas.
This is Elena, the cream ones, and the peach is Simply the Best.
The red roses are Pride of England. They have been teamed up with some cuttings from a fir tree that grows by the gate to the driveway. We inherited it and guess that it was once a previous occupant's Christmas tree planted in the garden once all the decorations were taken down. Perhaps it even got dug up in following years, decorated and given pride of place ... well, I'd like to thinks so anyway. Now it is too big to be dug up and taken indoors but, instead, it provides lovely greenery for a festive arrangement.
Beside the vase is my favourite Christmas ornament, the postbox in the snow with a little girl, well wrapped up, posting her card watched over by a cheeky little robin ... all so very reminiscent of bygone winters. It's usually the first to come out every year and so is our own personal harbinger of the upcoming festivities.
As this is my last vase before Christmas I'd just like to wish you all the following:
Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year!