Knowing we would be in Edinburgh today for our now annual meeting-up of family and, just in case I wasn’t able to ‘beg, borrow or steal’ any blooms for a vase while was away, when I put together a little posy for the singing friend who gives me a lift to our barbershop practice on Thursdays I photographed it before I passed it on.
The posy is purely cosmos based – mostly Fizzy Pink Picotee with a smattering of Double Click Cranberry. Both sown at the same time, the latter has been flowering since the end of May but the former sulked before suddenly putting on a spurt of foliage growth a few weeks ago and now flowering profusely as you might have seen in yesterday’s post. I was able to gather a generous bundle, limited only by the persistent rain of the day and the difficulty of finding longer stems of the Click Cranberries to match those of the Fizzy Pinks.
The damp greyness of the day meant photographing was going to be hard, and making for the lightest room in the house I popped the vase onto the window sill while I got my camera before deciding it looked pleasing enough to stay there. This is an eastern facing window, upstairs at the front of the house, and is my ‘healing room’, where I occasionally give complementary therapies and, more regularly, meditate. The two brass bowls are Tibetan ‘singing bowls’ and, yet again, Caithness Glass has done me proud with the pink vase and little perfume bottle.
As is sometimes the case when we are away I may not be able to read all your comments or get to see all your vases this week, but I will do my best, perhaps belatedly. Do still keep them coming though, seeing what joys you can find in your own gardens to brighten up these increasingly darker (in the northern hemisphere, that is) days.