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A simple vase on Monday

I have just one flower in my vase this week. A simple, pretty, wild narrow-leaved Michaelmas daisy. The vase is actually a black pottery cup. I wish I could remember where we bought it and who made it, but it is a great favourite of mine. I even made it the subject of a piece of artwork several years ago. Clearly shaped by hand, it has the air of a Japanese piece about it.

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  1. A striking pairing, the daisy with the black matte pottery. Enjoyed seeing your artwork also.

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    1. Thanks Susie. My vase is in stark contrast to your post this week which is just overflowing with colourful abundance! Really lovely! A

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  2. I wish my asters looked half as pretty, Amanda!

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    1. I think your asters are dealing with much more hostile conditions than these little wild ones which are growing in an orchard near where I keep my bees! Actually the Michaelmas daisies I have in the garden are looking pretty too! A

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  3. That is such a pretty little aster Amanda which I imagine the bees appreciate too. I enjoyed seeing your art work. What medium did you use? I have dabbled with watercolours but not for some considerable time now.

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    1. Thank you Anna. It's an encaustic painting - hot wax and then scratching into the wax and adding paint on top. I did that several years ago - it was good fun! A

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  4. I love seeing all the different asters blooming now in our gardens and in the wild. One of my favorite plants!

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    1. I love asters too! The Michaelmas daisy variety always reminds me of my grandmother. She had a wonderful selection, and a baby pink one has been particularly memorable for me, ever since I was a little girl! A

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  5. A very pretty aster Amanda. I have a similar one just about toburst open. I love them! ��

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    1. Me too. This is a wild one, but I do have a couple in the garden which are looking good at the moment! A September-time bonus in the garden! A

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