What the heck, it's a hybrid "Vase on Monday" collection but I'm sharing them anyway.
Last Friday evening I cut a few Sarracenia stems that had flopped or broken and stuck them in a vase.
Then Andrew came home with Gomphrena haageana (aka Strawberry Fields globe amaranth)
(at least that's what I think it is)
And some Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'...
So I mixed them up and made a table centerpiece with the lot of them.
The Gomphrena had me thinking back to our trip last September, into Eastern Oregon, when I took the "In a Vase on Monday" meme on the road.
I bought a couple stems of Gomphrena, in Bend, OR, to use in that vase...
My mind then wandered to Lila, as that was the last trip we were able to take her on. She was such a trooper...ready to go traipsing around with me when I went looking for vase material. She was always ready for an adventure.
She was on my mind still, when on Saturday morning I got a message from Mindy asking if I'd be home that afternoon, as she had something she wanted to drop by. This is that something, she had a painting made of Lila, by the artist Joanne Licardo. My heart is full.
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