In A Vase--Recently

 For my MIL for Mother's Day, a mix of roses, a Grevillea, Alstroemeria, sweet peas, and a Leucospermum.  Abelia 'Kaleidescope' provides a few spears of colorful foliage.  I didn't have enough of any one flower or color to make a coherent arrangement, but it has a certain exuberance.
 For the elderly tailor who has a little shop a few doors down from the place where we get our morning coffee, a mix of Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon' foliage, sweet peas, Shasta daisies, and a rose.  A yellow, lavender or purple rose would have been a better color, but I had none blooming.  The tailor's little dog, aged 19 years(!) died on Mother's Day and he was grieving.  It was painful to see his sorrow.  The little dog spent every minute of his 19 years with the tailor--they were inseparable.  He died peacefully in his master's arms, of great old age.      
One of my neighbors brought her daughter over to see the koi--she was amused at how loudly they eat.  Neighbor gave me some beautiful Gardenia flowers, and I gave her some sweet peas.  I floated the Gardenia flowers in a white porcelain salad bowl. 
 Flowers are even more delightful shared.   There is a wonderful "In A Vase On Monday" meme, but rarely I get around to making bouquets.  I find them easiest to make when I can give them away. 

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  1. Gorgeous flowers dear Hoover, I would be very happy to receive such a colourful bouquet. The gardenias looks lovely floating in a bowl.
    How terribly sad for the tailor to lose his friend and companion after all of those years spent together, our pets become so much a part of our lives and our hearts.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Our pets become a part of every day. It's so hard to lose that.

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  2. All beautiful, but I especially appreciated the one for the tailor, as I'm sure he did. Poor guy.

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    1. Wrenching loosing a beloved pet. I know how he feels.

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  3. I love the exuberant bouquets! I'm so glad you included one for the tailor.

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    1. I do not have your skill with color, but in that case perhaps the thought was something.

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  4. Lovely expressive bouquets! I love giving small bouquets away--I collect smallish pickle and relish jars for gifting. My neighbor, who so graciously put up visiting family when hubby was gravely ill, gets sweet peas and fragrant roses when they're to be had. I like that gifting flowers grown by my hand can be an expression of gratitude that will never be fully repaid. A gentle reminder to her, of how much her kindness has meant to me.

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    1. Yet another reason to be a gardener--as if we needed one more! Your neighbor must enjoy your beautiful bouquets. I save jars and bottles for vases, too.

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