In a Vase on Monday – The show goes on

I had no idea what was going to be in the vase today as I have been away since Friday celebrating my birthday on the Massa Lubrense peninsula (not far from Sorrento and Positano).

It had rained very heavily while we were away with thunder storms I imagine as the power to some parts of the house had gone off because a fuse had blown; something that seems a regular occurrence here in Italy; but I digress. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Van Gogh Sunflowers

Monday is here again so it is time to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden where she asks us to pick flowers from our gardens to enjoy inside our homes. Do think about joining in even if you’ve always thought you didn’t want to raid the garden, I used to feel like that but now I realise that enjoying them inside is also a way of appreciating them even more.

When I was wandering around the garden last week I imagined that the American lilies in pots rescued from the shade under the terrace and now ear-marked for cutting would be flowering and ready to cut, but although there are a couple open on a couple of stems they will wait another week! Continue reading