Gather ye Rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
Robert Herrick: ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time’, 1648
My vase today is simple but poignant: I have been particularly remembering our blogging friend Dorris in recent weeks as she died in the first week of December last year. She is fondly remembered and much missed not only by myself but by many others in our blogging community, and there will always be plants or places that bring back memories of her. For me, tulips, especially in Venetian colours, allium, pink phlomis and Rosa ‘Morning Mist’ spring immediately to mind, along with her own garden, our visit to Broughton Grange and her participation in IAVOM and A Week of Flowers. She will not be forgotten.
If you would like to join in with IAVOM in any way please leave your comment or create and link your own vase or posy gleaned from your garden or foraged nearby.