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Anyone who knows me well, knows that fresh flowers are always a treat I enjoy.

Those who read this blog also know that the In a Vase on Monday meme started by Cathy at http//ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com conjours up pictures of jam jars and jugs, vessels as vases,  full of flowers.  So this year, a year which has taken an unexpected and unwelcome turn has left nearest and dearest at a loss of what to say or do.  In order to mark the day, rather than celebrate, I have received some of the most wonderful bouquets.  birthday 14 flowers 002

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Thanks Tom and Gill

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Thanks Dad and Mum.

So this week I have vases full as well as rooms full of flowers.

To see other vases take a look at Cathys blog: http//ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com