“No sun – no moon!
No morn – no noon –
No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member –
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! –
Now hang on a minute, that’s nonsense. Outside there is a frost, the sun is shining in a clear blue sky and whilst there may be no fruit, flowers or leaves there are these.
So my vase for today is saying No but yes. I am sharing it with you and Cathy. Have a good day.
Today is the last day of October and the outside temperature in a sunny spot is a good 16 degrees. Yipee. By complete contrast the weather is due to take a turn to more seasonal temperatures with a real threat of overnight frost. With this in mind I have done a second arrangement to use up some of the dahlias. These are all to join Cathy in her weekly meme at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordress.com . A number of bloggers join her on a Monday as it is a joy to look at what is in the garden at close quarters. To take part be sure to include a link back to her blog, to take a look just click on the link.
Unusually for me I have used a piece of oasis in a tin heart shaped pot, oasis? The sort used by florists. Easy to use, you just cut it to shape with a knife, shove it in a bowl of water and Bobs your uncle, it’s ready to go. It is ideal for short stemmed dahlias like these mignons as it supports the heads. In the photographs, the sunlight has bleached the actual colours slightly, they are stronger than they appear here.As it is Halloween and because many of you seemed to like the knobbly gourds here they are together.
Have a great week.