In a Vase on Monday – Kaleidoscope

“Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility.” ~Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I have always loved kaleidoscopes. The patterns and colors. I can’t resist looking into one when I see it. A friend bought this picture of pressed flowers for my birthday. And it has a proud place on the table where I display cut flowers. And when I looked at it closely, it reminded me of a kaleidoscope.

When I went into my garden, I wasn’t planning on cutting any particular flowers. Just a few here and there might suffice. So I started cutting what caught my eye. And before I knew it, I had what amounted to a kaleidoscope of colors swirling in my hand.

One pinched back zinnia finally bloomed.

And there were several gerbera daisies, in yellow and bright pink, along with a few calendula.

I try not to cut much in the native garden, but I saw the echinacea and rudbeckias flowering. And nearby the native white yarrow. So I thought a few of these would be nice.

And for a bit of fun, some seedbeds. Like the puffy seed heads of nigella. And the wild horned seed heads of the Chacewater clematis.

So what do you think? Kaleidoscope? A bit of whimsy? Or just a bouquet that makes one happy to see all the colorful blooms?

With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. 

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