So often at Graduation, it seems like Roses are the thing that is given, and Certain Man and I had discussed just what kind of flowers we should get for our girl. Deborah is our yard and garden girl. She loves the peonies that grow prolifically in the fence row and just this week, they have burst into color. On impulse, yesterday morning, I asked Certain Man if he thought we could get someone to do an arrangement of peonies for Deborah’s flowers. He was enthusiastic in his support. So I called Violet — the best arranger of flowers there is (private or otherwise) — and asked if she could do a last minute favor for us. She was very accommodating– even to the point of coming down and picking the flowers. She followed me down into my dungeon where I keep old vases and such, and there we found an antique chicken waterer that I have found can be inverted to make a perfect “bowl” vase, and she was certain that she could make good use of that. The result was extravagantly exquisite. We could not have asked for anything more appropriate for our farm/flower/nurse girl. She was speechless when she saw it, and then effusive in her appreciation for something “home grown.” We are all enjoying it immensely today. I wish I had taken a picture when it first was delivered, but this will still give you an idea of how beautiful it was.
Violet, if you are reading this, Thank you again! This arrangement was literally perfect in every way!