I made this bouquet on the day I moved out. I wanted to have a little something of my gardens with me when I left. I wasn't able to dig up any of my plants that I'd wanted to take with me. I left behind hydrangeas that my stepmother had gifted me, a eucalyptus that I planted the first year I was there, my first peony, three foxgloves, lily of the valley, hellebore, dahlias and a spirea/snowball bush that had been a baby from my grandparents house. It was difficult to leave those all behind. I almost felt like I was leaving the people behind, but I know that is not so.
The past month has been a whirlwind of chaos. Complications arose with the closings, the moving out, the moving in, that packing. It was so overwhelming and I had a very difficult time functioning at all. It all worked out in the end but if I ever have to move again, it will not be during Mercury Retrograde.
Leaving the old house behind wasn't as hard as I'd thought. And settling into the new place is easier than I thought it would be. I'm mostly settled in, except for the studio. I'm working away in there a little bit each day to get all of those tons of boxes unpacked.
I'll have a tour post at a later date. I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I made it through the move. Now I have a little tea party to put together. I don't want to be late for that!! :-)
I'll leave you with a photo of last night's sunset after a thunder storm rolled through.
ps...see you on Saturday for a Mad Tea Party!