Rose hips, Rosemary and Honesty

...aah, Friday at last. 

It's so lovely to be back here again. 

Life has been a little bit busy here with work and entertaining twice in the week - book club on Monday night and family last night (eldest son has come home for a few days of his reading week). Book club was fun to host but it was quite a challenge fitting ten people into our compact lounge. Anyhow it was cosy and the olives, Mediterranean platter and wine seemed to go down well. We have just read Edith Wharton's The Children and have chosen to read Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry for our next meeting. Both great books that I would recommend.

Yesterday I headed off for a solitary walk into the late afternoon autumn sun to catch up with myself and nature. I strolled around the perimeter of our local park to see what the hedges had to offer for Lou's series. Many gardens back onto the park so I found many plants over spilling from back gardens into the park. There was an abundance of rose hips, a very handsome rosemary bush and I was in ecstasy to find a tiny amount of honesty. 

As usual I collected far too much foliage but quickly narrowed down my jumble to the brightest rose hips, a sprig of rosemary and some delightful twigs of honesty. Deciding how to display them took a little longer - but that's half the fun.

Do hop over to Nature in the home  - I'm a little in awe of this week's wreaths and posies that have been showcased. Enchanting.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading, following and commenting this week.



  1. I always love a walk in nature to "catch up with myself".
    Love those little sprigs and such ~ beautiful and just enough aren't stye.
    I did pop over to the other site too as now I do want to attempt to make some.
    Thanks for the tip .
    Have a lovely weekend.
    xx Willow

  2. Lovely - the simple arrangement really brings out the beauty of the colour and structure. I love a forage!

  3. Just finished Harold Fry, lovely book.

  4. Your floral/foliage arrangements are beautiful. They remind me of the Japanese aesthetic: rather than an enormous bouquet, a solitary sprig or flower can emit much more power visually, and one is able to fully appreciate and examine every little detail.

  5. I love the simplicity of your arrangements you can really appreciate the beauty of each plant. Lou's wreaths are fantastic too. It must have been good having your son home for a few days.
    Sarah x

  6. I had no idea there was a plant called "Honesty." That's lovely! And I completely agree with your book club selections--the Harold Fry book is one of my new favorites, and I'm such a fan of Edith Wharton. How did I not know she wrote a book called The Children? I thought I'd read everything by her...glad there is still something left of hers to read, so thank you kindly for this post!

  7. Beautiful, simple and striking plants, really lovely. Your week sounds good, even if it was busy. Busy is the best way I think. Hope you have a good Sunday.

  8. Oh such simplicity and beauty! Thanks for joining me - hurrah!!! :) xx

  9. I love your composition and discovered honesty. I have seen it already but always thought it was something else that was dried.


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