“May God grant you always…
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you”
Happy Monday dear friends and I hope your week is off to a good start. Can you believe it is the first Monday in March? It seems that time is speeding by so fast I can hardly keep up. This coming weekend we spring forward which tells me springtime can’t be far behind. The first Monday of the month means it is time for an edition of Monday Morning Blooms. I am excited about our common theme today and I know you will be inspired by my flower loving friends. Believe it or not, you will find me outside for this one!
Saturday morning began as another cloudy and rainy day. I had so hoped the weather would cooperate so I could be outdoors for this edition of Monday Morning Blooms! By mid morning it stopped raining and the temperature was in the mid fifties! Was it the luck of the Irish?
I am sure you have guessed that our common theme is St. Patrick’s Day. My Renaissance Man’s winter rye grass presented the perfect backdrop. He sows it in early fall, and it provides a lush green color against the browns and grays of winter. My floral arrangement is very simple…white and green hydrangeas, Fuji (spider) mums, and Bells of Ireland. I arranged the mums and hydrangeas around the perimeter of the vase and filled in the center with the Bells of Ireland.
Butch and I made a very special trip to Ireland in 2015. The weather was cloudy and drizzly while we were there, much like the past couple of months here in NE AL. This was just a random hillside showing the vivid greens of the Emerald Isle. You can read more about our trip here.
I decided to elevate the rustic outdoor setting with a pair of silver candlesticks. I had planned to use them on the dining table if the weather hadn’t cooperated.
We love living in the country on our thirty one acres. We just added six more acres recently with a very old barn we hope to restore. I will be sharing that journey when it begins!
Bells of Ireland, green button pom poms, and white alstroemeria fill the chartreuse vase!
I shared the tale of the Traveling Shamrocks last week. In case you missed it, you can find it here.
May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
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