Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
~from the poem Afternoon on a Hill
Edna (a Maine poet who lived from 1892–1950) and I are not in agreement these days. While I am pretty glad, I have picked quite a few flowers lately. I enjoy little bouquets and must have one on the kitchen windowsill, on the bathroom windowsill, and often on the dresser in the bedroom, too. It doesn't have to be too much. Simple is very good.
When the rain comes and beats them down, I rescue them. The peonies bouquet has lasted three days following some great tips I learned from Lovella and Michele.
I like to find a unique vase. The bathroom bouquet is in a vintage perfume bottle and the kitchen one is in a transferware mug.
It's a cool, rainy day here and I will be in my sewing room whipping up some aprons for two pretty little greatgirlies. Yes, John is a great-grandfather eight times over.♥