In A Vase On Monday – Spring Fling

Kick-start Monday and an amazing week with Eliza Waters!

Eliza Waters

Flowers are bursting forth, birds are nesting… Spring is all about sex and reproduction – a spring fling!

My narcissi are from collections bought long ago, so no ID. The lovely lemon-yellow Butterfly narcissus just opened and the miniature golden trumpet daffodils are always among the first to bloom and last for weeks.

I was glad to add a few delicate flowers of barrenwort (Epimedium lutea), which have jumped into bloom next to the house, while their counterparts further out in gardens have barely emerged from the ground. The bright blue glory-of-the-snow (Chionoxdoxa luciliae) provide a nice contrast.

I was charmed by the tiny, red floral fireworks of the red maples (Acer rubrum) and couldn’t resist adding a few branches. A few sprigs of green honeysuckle leaves (Lonicera tartarica) and some felted, fragrant Geranium macrorhizum leaves are the greens.

The green vines and flowers on the cream pitcher add to the spring feeling. The hollowed eggs are quail.


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Hold on to what is good,


‘Hold on to what is good,
Even if it’s a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it’s a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it’s easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday I’ll be gone away
from you.’

~A Pueblo Indian Prayer





Artist~Brad Schmidt
Text & image source: Remember ღ Once upon a Time?