Today's vase consists of elements of past, present and future. These forced tulips, a gift from new friends, represent what's to come in the garden and also bring with them the memory of a delightful evening.
They're joined by prunings from a variegated euonymus, a stalwart evergreen to tie the past to the present and future.
The fall-planted ornamental cabbage, weary of carrying the winter show, performs a bit of a reprise before going to the compost heap.
Thrown together in a rush (extremely busy week!) it's a bit lopsided, kind of like this odd time of year.
Joining the vegetation are a crystal ball representing the future, a gold-painted golden sphere, the present as light lasts a bit longer each day and daylight savings time begins and on the right is a little succulent and beauty berry bedecked pumpkin from October, the past. Alternately, The crystal could be winter, the gold, summer, and the pumpkin fall.
A collision of time, seasons, feelings.
In A Vase on Monday is hosted by the creative goddess Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Make sure you check out her arrangement this week and look for links to other participating bloggers.