I have had a fragmented sort of day. I don’t know why; a case of general Monday-itis, or, perhaps, a failure to concentrate on the task at hand; or, more disturbingly, not being quite sure what the task at hand should be. Whatever the case, I feel that, if I had been sensible enough to write a to-do list, I would have completed precisely minus one on the list.
Mmmm, that’s a bit harsh…..I did fill the flower vases, afresh, which is a fine occupation for a Monday morning. I was particularly pleased that, today, there was enough in the garden to bless two vases with their first flowers in my home. Both vases have had former lives and came to me when flowers were not so plentiful. This day was their day to experience their true calling 🙂
First Blessing : this striped vase was found by a friend in a half price sale at a St Vincent de Paul thrift store. She thought it would be a cheerful addition to my house and so it is.
Second blessing: this vase is the large Royal Doulton bowl, which I featured in an earlier post . It was given to me by my uncle and used to belong to my grandmother.
I filled the bowl with Portuguese Laurel and Peruvian Lilies. Portuguese Laurel is properly known as Prunus Lusitanica
Peruvian Lily is the common name for Alstroemeria
Quite fun to realise that I had, unintentionally, combined flowers with the same first letters. Perfectly lovely…….even if the bugs have been finding the Alstroemeria perfectly lovely too 🙂