Monday: the day when I usually step out into my garden to snip a few bits and pieces to fill a vase for Cathy’s meme “In a Vase on Monday”…
Ahem. Could be tricky this week. We had more snow overnight and this morning…
…so I considered filling a vase with snow. 😉
Then I considered showing you some dried flowers.
But then, after shovelling some snow and establishing that there really was nothing at all visible to cut out there, I snipped another snow white flower off my patio Hellebore – “Christmas Star” – which stands close to the house and has survived another frosty night.
I put it in my snowdrop vase (which I have never actually used for snowdrops as mine always seem to have such short stems!), and this finally got the thumbs up from my Man of Many Talents. 😀
The props this week: some garden fleece, at the ready for covering my small Cypress tree; a book of poetry, “Flora Poetica: The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse”, which I can thoroughly recommend and will review soon…
…and my snowball candle as a symbol of today being Candlemas, otherwise known as Groundhog Day in the US! The customs aren’t the same here, but there is a saying that goes something like this:
If Candlemas is bright and clear, Spring will not be very near
But if it’s stormy and there’s snow, Winter will soon pack up and go
(my own translation!)
So, what was the weather like where you are today… any hope of spring arriving soon?
Do go and visit Cathy at “Rambling in the Garden” where she has produced an incy wincy arrangement this week, and many more have linked in too.