Monday, April 22, 2013

Flowers in the House

Oh, no!  Too hard! Can't do it!

Those were my first thoughts when Jane invited us over for a cup of tea and to see her flowers.  

All the action is outside, don't you know.  There's absolutely nothing to cut now.

So she forced me to take a little stroll around the house and to look at things a new way.

The last of the hellebores are still nice.  The woods hyacinths are blooming well.  The fothagilla is lovely.  And, there are a couple of my neighbor's lilacs hanging on my side of the line ....

Not my usual things, but who says you have to do what you always do.  They probably won't last long ... but that's ok. 

Join me for a glass of tea on the deck and we talk about the resilience of our friends in Boston, and about how we all need to support each other as we can.  Then please go over to Jane's and see who really has pretty things to share.

"No more hurting people ... peace."  
~Martin Richards, age 8


  1. Webb, you just made me cry.

    Thank you for taking the time to join us.

    I think your flowers are the best yet, just the look we try to go for in the shop.

    A little this and that make a lot of beauty.

    So that's how you spell fothagilla...

    xo jane

    1. Ah, shucks ... thanks for the encouragement on the arranging. I really want to learn to do it.

  2. I love your arrangement! I think it is one of your best yet. Great colors and great textures. It puts a smile on many faces, I'm sure.

  3. Such a sweet arrangement. Well done! Bonnie

  4. You guys are too kind! Glad you stopped by... always happy to see you. Hope you had. Good day.

  5. What a completely charming bouquet. Perfect.

  6. Perfectly lovely... You did a splendid job of looking differently to find these beauties!

  7. What a truly lovely bouquet. There is usually beauty around us if we are really looking for it. Very nice!

  8. Beautiful bouquet. I agree with the others and think it is one of your best. Every now and then we need the help of others to see things in a new way. And what a great way to brighten a somber Monday.