What am I doing out on the deck before the sun even rises?
Well, I got up at my usual early hour, had a cup of coffee, read a couple of blogs and then decided I was in the mood to make a flower bouquet to enjoy inside for the weekend. So I went out to cut some flowers.
I cut just a few because the vase I had already selected had a narrow opening. See that time? That's a.m.
Yes, even on Saturday I am an early riser. I thank my Mother for that. She has always been an early riser and she passed the love of early mornings on to me. It is my favorite time of the day.
Can you see the time on this one? It's 10 minutes later and the bouquet is finished. That's how quick it was to do. Here is the finished product sitting on the living room desk. I had only two 'Park Princess' dahlias in bloom and I used them as the focal point with two other dahlias and a handful of seed heads. Do you recognize those seed heads? Last weekend when I was out cutting down the spent daylilies, I thought the seed heads were just too cute to toss out, so I saved a big container of them to use in floral bouquets. I think they add an element of interest and it's a way to use something a second time before throwing on the compost pile.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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