It all began by accident, really.
My new neighbor Alison
Wanted to learn to knit.
Then the next week Carrie decided to join us.
We picked late Friday afternoons
To get together.
And eventually John started showing up
Then Carrie and Alison decided
We needed to expand on this idea
And before you knew it
Every women in our church
Was invited for some Friday Fun.
Such as they are
The hostess is in control
Or the lack there of.
Last Friday was my turn.
And what with it being mid-May
It only seemed natural
To gather in my garden house
And do a little flower arranging.
“Knower” of all things royal
Realized it was the week before the royal wedding.
And the plan grew.
A little flower arranging.
A little lesson on royal wedding traditions
And a lot of silliness.
Something I don’t often let happen.
Not that I’m dower…
But I just don’t get silly often enough.
So with a few plastic tiaras
And a royal name tag game
We were off.
Cramming seventeen women
And their flower vases
Into my garden house.
We are an eclectic group
Ranging in age from 30’s to
Well multiples of 30!
Carrie made peach and strawberry bellinis
Christianne made a lemon blueberry cake
As close as we could get to the upcoming
Lemon and elderberry royal masterpiece.
After a few brief instructions.
Everyone dove into the flowers
I had cut and conditioned.
It’s not been a prolific flower spring
What with our mid-April freeze
So I foraged a bit.
Using Columbine along with some Arugula gone to seed.
A bit of blooming sage
And of course Euonymous
Because it lines two sides of my fence
And I can never cut enough of it
To keep it out of my path.
Also because I’ve known it to last
Something like 3 weeks before it wilts.
It’s the titanium of flower arranging.
So there you have it.
A recipe for fun.
With a side of royalty!
(alias Lady Edith Peg Rural Route!)