One of my Facebook friends came up with this paraphrase of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ – in Narnia it is ‘always Winter, never Christmas’ – and I have shamelessly stolen it as the title for this week’s In a Vase on Monday, as that is very much how I am feeling today, snuggling up against our gas fire, looking out once again on a snowy garden.
Thanks as ever to Cathy from Rambling in the Garden, for hosting this lovely meme, which encourages us out into the garden to seek blooms to cut for a vase on even the coldest of days. And Happy Blogoversary to Cathy who is celebrating six years of blogging today!
This week I have taken three little Tête-à-tête narcissi, having enjoyed these so much in other contributors’ vases over the last few weeks, and placed them in a small plain white vase together with a couple of the hellebores from our front garden which are still going strong, and a solitary hyacinth – presumably an indoor bulb planted out by a previous resident, as a reminder to myself to do the same with my own indoor hyacinths once the snow subsides.
The white and blue Swedish tray was a gift from my mother, and I think feels suitably wintry, while also carrying the promise of Spring with that little blue bird nestling amongst the flowers.
All were picked from our front garden and still had snow on when I brought them inside this morning!