Thursday, 1 May 2014

A new month...


Firstly, thank you for all your thoughtful comments on my previous post. It was good to know I'm not the only one who has these occasional sleepless spells... 

And so on to this new post, celebrating a new month: May. You know I'm a true autumn/winter lover but May is wonderful... we're heading into late spring and (hopefully) the chilliness will disappear from the air. The hedgerows and verges are becoming lush again and that beautiful, fragrant hawthorn blossom is in abundance.


I'm joining in with Lou's Nature in the Home link-up. It's so nice to see it back; it encourages you to look for the beauty in what grows around us, and I always enjoy seeing how different bloggers interpret each month's theme.


I had intended to go out foraging but actually went and had a poke around our garden to make a little posy. A few little snippings led to a bit of a culinary theme: Alpine strawberry flowers, mint, rosemary and chives.

There's something so simple and lovely about displaying flowers in jam jars. I do keep nice or unusual ones, and despite having quite a large collection of vases I always prefer a basic glass jar. Upcycling at it's easiest.

In a few weeks I'll be thirty something (OK, thirty nine). My birthday falls on a Sunday this year and we'll probably be keeping it low-key and spending it with family. Who knows, maybe Jay and I will manage an evening out together... Speaking of which, today is our anniversary. We'll be eating burgers and fries to celebrate.

Happy posy-making!

22 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary... and let's hope May brings you some sleep. Your posy is so pretty and has made me think about what I might find in my own garden

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    1. It's surprising what's there! Our garden is only little but at this time of year things just seem to be popping up everywhere...

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  2. Oh what a great way celebrate your anniversary, I think we had fish and chips actually -great minds and all that....

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    1. Exactly! We just go for what we really want to eat (and that's rarely anything posh or sophisticated)...

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  3. I love your posy - such simple beauty .... and happy anniversary to you both :)

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  4. Pretty posy. I love herbs together with flowers.

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    1. They make lovely bouquets, especially when you use things like rosemary and mint.

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  5. Burger and fries sounds a good way to celebrate - happy anniversary! A sweet culinary posy - I love herbs in with flowers. x

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    1. Me too! I love greenery in general, but herbs always smell so lovely too x

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  6. Happy anniversary to you both. Your posy is absolutely lovely, so natural looking and pretty. I hope you have a good day. CJ xx

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  7. What a delightful wee posy :). Enjoy your anniversary and your birthday!

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    1. Thank you. I have to say, May is really lovely thus far. Lots to celebrate and temperate weather too. For now!

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  8. sweet posy ~ I love the combination of flowers w) herbs and agree there is something lovely about flowers in jam jars ♥
    happy anniversary wishes to you.

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm having to be strict with myself about recycling jars at the moment or am going to end up with a huge stash!

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  9. Yes, the scent of hawthorn blossom (I'm always stopping on dog walks to have a great big sniff) just shouts 'May', doesn't it? Love your little jar.

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    1. It does indeed - I stayed in the Cotswolds one May and my abiding memory is of the country lanes with hawthorn blossoms along them. It was beautiful.

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  10. Beautiful greenery. I love that you used kitchen garden staples!

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    1. Thank you! I had a bit of a panic but realised we had quite a few bits and pieces to use when I stopped and took a closer look... I love growing herbs.

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  11. Gorgeous photos of a beautiful little posy ... you are so right ... jam jars are the best vases :) ... Bee xx

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    1. Thanks, Bee! I should write a list of things to look out for on my travels, unusual jam jars being one of them x

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