Following on from yesterday’s post about various shades in the garden, when I decided to pick some of the variably shaded fritillaries for today’s vase the logical title was ‘More Shades’; by the time I had finished picking, a title relating to the woodland floor would have been more appropriate as this is what the contents came to resemble.
Joining the fritillaries (F meliagris) with their pink and purple checkerboard pattern and the turned-up edges of the paler ones are some wood anemones (A nemerosa); as these are the current staples of the woodland it was but a small step further to recreate the woodland floor by adding a tiny primrose offset, a little sprig of ivy and a handful of empty beech nut cases (from a neighbour’s tree) and their intriguing triangular profiled seeds. The moss grows not in the woodland but at the edge of it, and covers the stainless steel frog that holds the flowers in place.
A different title would have meant a different prop, but ‘More Shades’ necessitated some shades and to save you the trouble of trying to zoom in when you realise there is a reflection in one of the lenses, I have enlarged it for you – I normally avoid identifying myself on this blog, but inadvertantly you now have my reflection and a very clear view of the house and the wisteria.
Last week’s tulips, instead of flopping after a few days as one might have expected, just sat there and faded gracefully, not budging from where they were positioned a week ago; they will be missed, but there will be more tulips to pick soon. What have you picked today to bring pleasure at the start of another week? Do share it with us if you will by leaving the usual links.