In a Vase on Monday: Advent

I went for a walk in the rain this morning – not simply for the pleasure of it(!) but to find a few pieces of greenery for a vase, so that I could join Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme again; every week we are challenged to find materials in or near our gardens to bring indoors.

I was extremely lucky to find some berries too, as most are going over or dropping already: rosehips and Euonymous berries joined my bunch of firs, ivy and yew, along with a few red-tinged twigs.


And when I added the Amaryllis (or should I say Hippeastrum?! 😉 ) that my visitors brought with them on Sunday afternoon I had the perfect material to make a really Christmassy arrangement. MondayVase15th2

Here at my kitchen window I was able to muster enough light for a photo, using flash too, but the days are very dark now and I will be happy to see the solstice come and go next week.


Can you see the cookie tin on the left of the picture? 😉

Have a good week, and do take a look at the other vases this week at Cathy’s place (Rambling in the Garden).