Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: More Than Just a ‘Drop

Yesterday’s weather forecast, for heavy snow all morning from 5.00am or so and light snow for the rest of the day, proved correct, giving us 3″ by mid morning and a gradual increase since then. Tomorrow, although dry, will see … Continue reading

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On a Door on Monday

Knowing we were going to be away for the weekend and therefore not around on Sunday to prepare a vase for Monday, I decided to combine my seasonal wreath-making with the Monday meme this year – and thus we have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Feel the Beat

‘You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine’ This hippeastrum/amaryllis has  gone from dry bulb to fully open and flamboyant flower in seemingly no time (7 weeks) and was in … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Rhapsody in Green

The posy I created to give to the friend who picks me up on a Thursday for our barbershop singing looked so pretty that I decided to recreate it for today. It was, quite simply, a rhapsody in various shades … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Close Shave for a 4th Anniversary

Four years and 208 vases ago, IAVOM began and has since grown to the popular meme is today. I started the weekly vase as an incentive to myself so its popularity has exceeded any expectations I might have had. These … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Whizz! Flash! Bang!

No prizes for guessing what this vase alludes to: yes, fireworks! As I write this post, the day before it appears, there is indeed an occasional, whizz, flash or bang outside and a smell of smoke in the air outside … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bright Eyes

Yesterday, whilst contemplating picking and plonking for today’s vase, I was very aware of a forecasted minimum overnight temperature of 3ºC with the potential for frost and felt a strange dilemma – part of me was excited about this turning … Continue reading

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