Monday, September 9, 2013

A Few ... Flowers in the House

Keeping my fingers crossed for a few worthy blooms to take to Jane's Party.

Zinnias, Butterfly Bush, Roses, Asparagus Fern, and Hydrangea

No fiddling, eye-balling, or arranging... just poked each one into the jar

Zinnias are such happy little flowers!

 I pulled out the 4 little hydrangea clusters for the must-have lovelies on my desk!
Our awesome blogfriend, Madelief, reminded me recently of a wonderful book, The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden.  I wondered what Edith observed in her September in 1906.
A lovely book... a fascinating woman, an interesting life... such beauty left for us to enjoy.

 While nurishing the needs of the zinnias, the downpours were unkind to the plants. A bit of twine and a battered rake with a broken handle did the job of holding them steady.

Couldn't leave out the beautiful Gala apples from our resent trip to the mountains.

Winesap apples soon to be apple butter!

Autumn is coming!

Please visit/join Jane's Flowers in the House. You are sure to see lovely flowers, read interesting comments, and visit friends across the globe without leaving your chair. Smiles to all!

P.S. Mise mentioned (and I am still giggling) in her post today that we "fling together a few effortless blossoms to display attractively in front of anything that will show us in a good light, lifestyle-wise"... please, please don't look to closely in the hopefully blurred background of the photos... you might see signs that my lifestyle is filled with clutter, dust, and a spiderweb or two!