As Christmas approaches small elements of decoration are creeping into the house.
I started off this process with three branches of Magnolia x soulangeana.
The magnolia belongs to my friend where the tree is a magnificent mature specimen. Within the confines of her walled garden the tree has gotten a little too big and needed a prune; these are spoils of the work.
I love the soft velvet buds and the deer-like horn shape to the branches. I also rather like the shadows they cast.
To try to prolong their life I have put them in a little water.
To give it a Christmas vibe I have added a few silver colour snowflakes and small hearts.
So this is my vase this week. Check Cathy’s blog to see her delightful collection of Spring in a vase.
Have a good week everyone. Dorris.