This day began with me donning gloves and cleaning the bathroom at work after a young boy spent some time in there, but failed to use the toilet –for any of his needs. Enough said. My next work debacle included several hours spent gathering data on a spreadsheet to supply to our auditors, only to lose the document in the bowels of the computer, never to be seen again. Such is the life of a non-profit executive. Glamorous, it is not.
But speaking of glamour, and on a much happier note, it’s Flowers In The House over at Jane’s. So I headed out to my fading yard after dark, to see what I could collect for an early autumn bouquet to bring to the party. I tucked some sedum, dogwood leaves, caladium and red fountain grass fronds into a tall marbly vase that was a wedding gift.
Felix the Cat stopped by to take a sniff.
More sedum, hydrangea, lavender stalks, a few stragglers from the asters, and some wintercreeper clippings went into a pottery vase that I rescued many years ago from a discard pile outside the ceramics lab at college. I rather like the scorch marks.
Pirate rather likes the flowers!
Be sure to stop on over to Jane’s at SmallButCharming and check out the lovely flowers from around the world!
Welcome to the party! You know I’m a sucker for cats and flowers, so these pictures are irresistible.
Love the caladium leaf, brilliant.
Thanks for joining in, we love a newbie.
Thanks, it’s so wonderful to see people’s creations from all around the world. It’s a good thing you’ve created with FITH!
Felix the Cat said:
Yum! Thanks, Mommy, for the salad.
Anything for you, Felix, anything for you!
Admittedly, I was hooked as soon as you wrote the work task required gloves! The day before my full retirement I spent quite a time with a little fellow in the restroom suffering from a stomach virus! Glamorous … and humbling work, indeed! Adore caladiums! I don’t do well with them, but so admire them in the garden. Your mix is so pretty and if the kitties are pleased, who could ask for more!
Thanks, Susan, and yes, if the kitties are happy, we’re all happy. The caladiums seem to do well in containers here in central PA, but they don’t make it through the winter.
Oh yes, welcome to Janes party! And here I am sounding like a spare hostess! Your day at work sounded interesting to say the least. I’d think it was quite nice to take a little wander in the garden when it was dark and quiet. Your flowers look lovely. Love the sedum and the leaves. Amanda x
Thanks, Amanda! I see that it’s spring in your corner of the world. So lovely to see daffodils and hyacinth, and the vintage bottles are wonderful!
Denise @ Bare Mtn Farm said:
Your flowers are so very lovely, even the kitty is admiring them!
Thanks, Denise. The kitties are the reason I almost never have flowers in the house. A big bunch of catmint on occasion makes everybody happy!
Pretty! I love your use of leaves. My kitty likes flowers too.
Your kitty certainly does like flowers! What lovely photos. My cats wouldn’t hold still, or stop munching on the vegetation long enough for pretty pictures, but yours is so well-mannered.