Monday, 17 October 2016

In A Vase On Monday ~ Foraged Flora


Today's vase was foraged yesterday during the course of a late afternoon constitutional. We have spent a long weekend at our caravan in Cumbria. The heavy rain of yesterday morning cleared enough for us to stroll the mile or so to the local pub for Sunday lunch and then back again. We were briefly able to kid ourselves that it was still summer on our return so sat out with afternoon coffee and a read. The sun however loses its strength all too quickly at this time of year, so we retreated back in for a while, before deciding to stretch our legs again whilst it was still light. We have what has become a regular 40 minute or so circuit, which takes in a country lane, a small village, then a dirt track before we enter an underpass where we invariably pause to sing and shout and enjoy the echoes. Fortunately we have not as yet encountered any other pedestrians in the underpass. Then on to the main but still quiet road that leads to the caravan park.


My eyes were peeled as we ambled so I was able to fill my impromptu vase of a beer glass on our return. In the vase are achillea, a stem of the pretty but extremely invasive impatiens glandulifera, some seed heads (probably cow parsley) and some what I think is is eupatorium cannabinum. The rains descended with a vengeance before we returned, so my pickings were rather unceremoniously jammed into the glass before I retreated inside. Here they are this morning perched rather precariously on the storage locker at the side of the caravan.

As always I'm intrigued to see what other participants have in their 'In A Vase On Monday' posts today. Thanks to Cathy over 'At Rambling In The Garden' who is not only a dedicated but also a charming hostess.

10 comments:

  1. Oh I love the sound of your circular walk, Anna, with its ritual sing-song! Glad you managed lunch, your walk and to gather vase material without getting drenched - and good to see you have done your bit to reduce the spread of Himalayan Balsam! It has such a pretty flower, doesn't it? And was the eupatorium growing wild, or was it an escapee? Hope you enjoyed the challenge of producing a vase when you are away from home - I know I do!

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  2. Sounds like a nice expedition for gathering materials for a Monday vase.

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  3. I love this kind of vase as it shows just how beautiful nature can be alone without the help of a gardener! :)

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  4. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon, Anna! Of course, in drought-stricken California even a downpour sounds good!

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  5. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon, Anna! Of course, in drought-stricken California even a downpour sounds good!

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  6. I like your foraged flora - I think wild flowers always look more natural and informal - shame about the beer glass, but hey you can't have everything :) Sounds like you had a good weekend despite the rain.

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  7. Foraged flora, I like it. Very pretty it is too.

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  8. Well I like the beer glass. Provided its use didn't deprive anyone of much needed sustenance.. ?

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  9. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend an autumn afternoon.

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  10. Many thanks for all your kind comments. I'm still struggling to answer individual comments as Blogger continues to be a sensitive creature! The eupatorium was growing in the verge at the base of a hedgerow Cathy and not near to any garden. Himself volunteered the beer glass Jessica. There's a good supply of them in the cupboard :)

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.