I have been missing in action for a couple of weeks because I went back to work full time. (against my better judgement, I was loving staying at home) I really was hoping to win the lottery before I had to go back, but I guess that does require acutally playing the lottery. Anyway that didn't work out so back to work I went, whining the whole way.
Working full time has been a huge challenge. I have had not worked full time for over 9 years! I had a three day weekend so I found the time to sneak in a little trip to the thrift store. I found a wondeful white vase that I wanted to share with you mainly, because of what I put in it. These hydrangeas came from a couple of bushes that are in their second year and boy do they have gorgeous flowers. One has the most beautiful blue and the other is purplish blue. (is that a word?) I have another that has pink blooms but, I didn't pick any of those before the heat got to them. We have already reached the high 90's! A fourth bush doesn't have blooms yet, just buds. I am hoping for a pretty color on that one. Since I can't remember what I planted it will be a nice surprise.
I went against the golden rule I took these pics at dusk.
I paid $7.00 for the vase which, is a little high but it still had a sticker for $29 so not too shabby.
So Vivian at http://viv-spot.blogspot.com/2011/05/drying-hydrangeas-its-so-easy.html says you can dry these babies by putting them in water and leaving them until the water evaporates. (Giving credit) Thanks Vivian, I sure hope this method works because I think these are beautiful.
Want to share two more pics totally unrelated to the vase. These are a new Rudbeckia or aka Lazy Susan. This is the first year for these guys so the next two years they will most likely be fabulous!
These guys are pretty big. I have loads of another type (not yet blooming) but they are no this pretty or large.
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of eye candy. Have a great week! So glad you stopped by, I am missing you guys!