Painting vases with the camera

During my habitual, lazy and very enjoyable browsing of all the Monday vases that have appeared today, I have been wracked with envy at everyone else's current abundance of soft, fluffy peonies crammed into vases left, right and centre, when I have none. Nonetheless, positive framing and all that, I do have a glut of…

Friends, flowers, and a wee bit o’ stouthrie

This week's In a Vase on Monday, hosted as ever by the wonderful Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, gave me a reason, as if I needed one, to get out into Scotland's glorious sunshine and go a-gathering. 'Stouthrie' is Scots for theft, and I own up, I do, because there is no cow parsley…