A few days ago a friend of mine emailed me to see if she could "drop off a little something" to me. She lives about an hour away so I arranged to meet her the next day when she would be coming in town. When we met, she popped the back hatch of her van and this is what I saw.
My friend has a beautiful garden in her backyard that she and her husband lovingly tend all summer. She explained that she picks the the blossoms and hangs them to dry in a room in her basement.
The only thing that is not from her garden are the sunflowers (and the real pumpkin she used as the vase).
Look at the beautiful dried peony! She also has, hydrangea, allium, brown-eyed susan, globe thistle, ornamental grass, and so much more!
When the pumpkin "vase" goes the way of all good pumpkins...I plan on lifting out the bundle of dried flowers and setting them in another container.
I am blessed!
Life is like a garden
And friendship like a flower,
That blooms and grows in beauty
With the sunshine and the shower.
And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship's flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.
And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship's flower will bloom for you.