Today I managed to get six whole hours in the garden before the rain took over and beat me back. Six whole hours, amazing.  One of the tasks I carried out was to remove last years leaves from the various Hellebores, now that their blooms are beginning to reveal themselves.

When I got home I got distracted and forgot to put together my vase for Monday. By now it was dark and so with torch in hand I carefully selected three flowers for my vase.

This vase is actually a 500ml chemistry flask and I chose it for the fact that its narrow neck supports the shy downward turning Hellebore heads and allows me to see them.

Hope you approve.  Stay cheerful in the midst of this ghastly stretch of wet weather.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA