We missed the worst of the snow yesterday, none fell during the day, but there was a little last evening. In the dark. Where’s the fun in that?
How lucky then that today should arrive with brilliantly clear blue skies and temperatures well below freezing? The snow has persisted, making postcard-worthy scenes of the surrounding countryside.
So this week’s vase contribution has practically dictated itself: Snowdrops in a drop of snow.
Too easy? Well, happily this little blue glass vase was one of a set of three, so I have two more simple posies to share:
A purple vase, to which I’ve added some contorted hazel, with a single white hellebore and, an amber vase, which holds some (admittedly weather-beaten, usually white) roses. That rose (un-named – it started as a till-pick-up, minature rose) has been flowering since last May. I will prune it imminently.
Interestingly, putting the vases in the snow demonstrates that this isn’t just about white-on-white, but the comparison shows up the colours and textures in both the flowers and snow.
And since it was sunny and the vases are glass, the’ back’ view shows up the brilliant vase colours too …
I am joining Cathy@ramblinginthegarden for her weekly pick-me-up ‘In a vase on Monday’ meme. Click through to see her arrangement today (including photos of considerably more snow) and check the comments for links leading to many more beautiful bouquets.
Stay warm and safe!