Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It's amazing how much beauty is free for the taking. Just outside my door and a few snips later, I became possessor of a gloriously large show of salmon-hued dogwood blossoms on green-sprigged branches.
'Tis true, they weren't entirely happy to stay in my (recently thrifted) basket-weave, milk glass vase ($1.99). They kept trying to escape, popping over the edge like one of my children from a too-hot bath. A quick dash to the garage, I returned, armed with a zip-tie from Pops' bountiful stash. I hog-tied those branches in a most unceremonious way and they have yet to reoffend.
Don't mess with a mama trying to pretty-up the dining table.