In a Vase on Monday: spring is happening

Hello! It’s lovely to be joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden this week for her Monday vases. I hope this finds you well and not a) poorly, b) totally freaked out by the bad b-movie we seem to find ourselves living in, or c) bored senseless by any social isolation. While we humans are adjusting to this shift in our reality, I am very happy and relieved to report that the birds, bees and plants out there are getting on with spring. Blossom is blossoming, bulbs are blooming and bees are a-buzzing. Thank goodness for that.

I missed the gorgeous sunshine we’ve had today and ended up taking the photos above in the back bathroom to glean the last of the daylight which casts an appropriate mood for the time, I think. My vase (a lovely leaping hares jug) contains a few treasures gathered from the garden – greengage blossom, a couple of pale lemony daffodils and blue/purple vinca major. Feast your eyes on these beauties and clear your mind of any troubles for a moment.

Wherever you are, however you are, I hope you’re hanging in there and managing to concentrate on loveliness whenever you can. With love x

9 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: spring is happening

  1. I love this simple tableau, Sam, which gently shouts ‘Spring!’ You are right in suggesting we focus on the beautiful because trying to retain as much normality as possible will be hard, and this was such a sensible and well-written post. Hope you and your family stay safe and well – will some be coming home sooner than expected?


  2. The fact that birds, bees and critters are going about their business without worries or distress is a good reminder we can all learn from. You did a lovely job with your arrangement and the hare vase is very cute. I had to look up the definition of “greengage blossom” as it’s not a term I’ve heard before, although I assumed it had something to do with fruit tree stems!


  3. ‘Greengage’ is a name I have not heard in a long time. It was not common in the orchards of the Santa Clara Valley, but it was grown in some of the home gardens. Many people here when I was a kid were originally Okies, so were familiar with cultivars that were popular in Oklahoma. I did not like it much at the time, but I miss it now.


  4. Lovely, just lovely. It is good to see the flowers and leaves appearing and hear the birds singing. I am trying unsuccessfully to ignore the rest. CJ xx


  5. Lovely. Bringing spring indoors is good for our souls. 😃 Hope the weather stays nice so you can enjoy some garden time Sam. Luckily our home is pretty isolated anyway, so we will barely notice a difference as long as it doesn’t go on for too long. Take care!


  6. Very nice – I like the greengage especially. Here the garden is a comfort though there is hardly anything blooming other than snowdrops. Still, the others are coming along.


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