I was just noticing how everything in this photo is off a bit. The painting isn't hanging straight, the table is pushed to the right of it's normal spot, the cords which are usually hidden are in view and the beautiful crystal that hangs from the lamp's on/off knob is missing. I wonder where he hid it? Could only be one kitty. Yup, Ohno (you know him and crystal!). This is his favorite table, so I know he is responsible for all the above. And I didn't even notice anything needed fixing or that something was missing until writing this . (I just went out and straighten things up! I'll find the crystal eventually.)
Another view at night. This bouquet was just one of the most beautiful I've ever created and believe it or not, it was a happy accident. I was in a hurry, couldn't find the pail for water, or the basket I use, so just grabbed a vase with water and starting picking my way through the garden. The roses all around the bottom just sort of fell into place and once I had them I put a bit of thought into what I wanted to add and where, but really, it arranged it's self. I intended to return to the house, recut the stems and rearrange it in another vase, but it was so gorgeous I couldn't. I didn't expect it to last more than a few day, but a whole week! I'll use that method again.