Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket; you put your life into and make something of that.
~ Mary Oliver
The basket has two faces–– red roses on one side and pale roses on the other. They're ready and waiting for a trip to the Moraga Garden Club.
I gave a talk there last Thursday, and what better way to introduce myself, as well as my garden. It's always fun to show the basket, turning it around, hopefully too ooohs and aaahs. Yes, they liked it.
This baby was heavy though–– one and a half layers of oasis–– three blocks altogether. The handle definitely comes in handy, and a basket always travels well.
I shot this near the garbage can on Sunday morning, after removing the spent blooms. When making the bouquet, I taped a plastic garbage liner to the basket to keep water from the oasis leaking through.
Hi ladies, I enjoyed being with you!