Yesterday evening before dusk I decided to go out on the patio and snip eucalyptus stems to bring inside.
These stems are very popular right now for some reason. I’ve seen the fake ones in the stores.
This year I planted eucalyptus to see how it would grow here, and I’ve been very pleased with the results.
I moved the pitcher of eucalyptus several times until I was pleased with the placement. I think I like it better over by the patio door.
Sometimes I snip a bouquet of flowers and add leaves and other greenery. Sometimes I prefer just a bouquet of various shades of green foliage without flowers.
Try bringing in small tree branches, shrubs, herbs, and other foliage. I think I may go out later and snip some more greenery to bring inside. It’s a different look from a bouquet of colorful flowers, but sometimes less is better.
Just go through your stash and choose a pitcher, vase or jar that you like, add your stems and water and enjoy. It is decorating with simplicity.
I crave simplicity more and more it seems.
It was cooler yesterday, a very welcome change. Hopefully it won’t be as hot as it was last week.
Tomorrow morning I go to the opthamologist to have tests done for the cataracts in my eyes. They said it would take a few hours.
I will decide whether I’m going to have the procedure done once I get a firmer price for it.
I’ve always liked to decorate with vintage glass jars, as you well know. The texture and raised letters are so interesting I think.
I’ve been collecting them for years.
These vintage Mason jars are a great staple for decorating.
Here’s Charlie at the patio door ready to come in. Since he usually turns his head when I point the camera at him, I decided to get this shot when he’s staring through the door.
That little bit of tongue is almost always sticking out.
I’m usually out there with him or hovering right by the patio door watching him to make sure he doesn’t get into any mischief or start barking and annoy the neighbors.
I always tell him: “what a handsome feller’ you are, Charlie boy.” Are you old enough or from the region where your elders called fellows feller’? Obviously I am.
I sure enjoyed reading about your childhood memories! They are golden.