In a Vase on Monday: Mood Indigo


I’ve never participated in “In a Vase on Monday” before, mainly because I don’t arrange flowers or foliage in vases much, except when hosting parties, and I do so even less frequently now that there’s a cat in the house who enjoys munching raw flowers, leaves, fronds, seedheads, and other feline toxins. The cat-friendly plant list doesn’t sync with the plant-collector list, alas.

But a close friend who moved away a week or two ago (sob) gave me this little cat flower holder, which had been her mother’s, and I want to honour her as well as the prolific and deeply purple (and wet) asters. The October calendar from Botanical Interests, with its “Utrecht Blue Wheat” seedheads, is a rather obvious memento mori and together with the tangible reminder of my friend and the palette of blue & purple expresses my brooding melancholy today.

You ain’t never been blue; no, no, no,
You ain’t never been blue,
Till you’ve had that mood indigo.

On the other hand, the tableau is also a little cheerful and charming, n’est-ce pas?, and so is my friend.

I believe Cathy at Rambling in the Garden came up with the In A Vase on Monday idea.

One comment

  1. Congratulations! Just remember that memes area addictive! This is a good choice for a first. I do not know many of the fancier colors beyond red, yellow, blue, orange and purple, but indigo is a classic.

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