Sunday, September 8, 2013

Beautiful till the very end...............

I cut my hollyhocks down today.  They were a total joy all summer and this was their first year.  Every time a new color opened it was a day of celebration and they thrived on my love and hope for them- some of them reaching 11 feet high.  These are the very last blooms that were clinging to the stalks waiting their turn to sing their colorful song.  I couldn't bear to not give them a chance.
         
This beautiful dish was made by Amanda (Bean) of stinkpotstudio.  That's the best thing about her pottery - it's great for a pie or a quiche as well as displaying hollyhocks.     Diane
     

5 comments:

Ramblin Rose said...

One last hurrah! I'm so happy that they brought you such joy this summer. Love, Patsy

June said...

Your blossoms look so pretty in your bowl...as pretty as on their stalks.
It was so nice seeing the photos of your daughter and her family in your last post. Bet is was FUN!
hugs...

Jane the Booklady said...

Dear Diane, wouldn't it be lovely to capture those colours- perhaps in a silk scarf? Jane xx

Name: Amanda said...

They are so pretty all together! What a lovely bouquet. Love you! Bean

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I LOVE hollyhocks! Bean's pottery is beautiful. Hugs, Tammy