Hello lovelies! Today I so need some pretty floral colour in my life how about you!? If you're in Edinburgh of in fact much of Scotland I am sure you're desperate for something other than the dreary grey that has been outside our windows for the last four days now! Even the swathes of daffodils in our local park were looking a little beaten down by today's relentless rain, poor things! Me and the Spanner knew just how they felt when we trudged back home, dripping wet after our walk earlier today. Neither of us really wanted to go but I know a certain little furry someone would have been climbing the walls later today if he hadn't gone!
Anyhow, at least today I can look back on the beauty of these carnations I've had around the house recently. These humble little blooms are my newest favourite! They are such great value for money too, easy to pick up in most florists and shops (especially supermarkets) for a few pounds and if you pick right you can get a bunch to last around three weeks to a month. That's even with me being completely rubbish at changing the water regularly too!
These purple and frilly pink ones were at three weeks and just starting to wilt beyond rescue when I snapped these pictures this weekend. I love these two colours together and kept them in one big blooming bunch until they started to go, that's when I rescued a few of the best that were left and had a little fun with some of my vintage vases.
Oh yes, and these humble little blooms also inspired me to write my second ever haiku poem...