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Mother's day flowers

Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK and yesterday two bunches of flowers arrived. This one was from my son who asked me to photograph it so he could see what the bouquet was like. (Of course he'd ordered online so had to trust that the florist would do a good job!) I'll photograph the other bouquet from my daughter later. By the time I'd got them unpacked and into a vase, the light was fading.

I was surprised that in both cases, the vase was included. This is a new thing and in the past I've used my own vases.

Mother's day flowers

NB: I've gone off-topic this week. The theme set by the Flickr group was actually "I is for Instrument". Though I do have a number of musical instruments, I'm not playing any of them at the moment, so hauling something out and taking its photo seemed somewhat artificial. So, as I usually do in weeks when the theme doesn't chime with me for some reason, rather than force myself to take something that fits, I take an off-topic photo instead.

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feodora From: feodora Date: March 6th, 2016 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Have a nice day...but you shocked me. I thought I forgot something.... but in germany mothering day is the second sunday in May *PHEW*
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 6th, 2016 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Our Mothering Sunday (to give it its proper name) moves about because it's related to Easter. It's always the fourth Sunday in Lent, so as Easter moves, so does our mother's day.
coth From: coth Date: March 6th, 2016 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)

You get less work, shop gets more money. everybody wins...and takes a step closer to maximum clutter.

Lovely flowers though.

heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 6th, 2016 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, multiplying vases was my thought too. Thankfully I don't have too many at the moment and this one and the jug A's tulips came in are a useful size, but I'm not sure I want a new vase every time I get flowers.
sophielandon From: sophielandon Date: March 6th, 2016 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Vases always come with floral deliveries in the US. I'm beginning to consider promulgating the notion of vase recycling: order flowers, take in a vase, get $5 off. This after realizing my back hall closet had a whole shelf full of vases from birthdays, anniversaries, and Valentine's. (Many of them recently went to city recycling, which for some reason does not make me feel virtuous.)
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: March 6th, 2016 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
They had that where we used to live. You could take in the vase and get like $1.00 off :-)
queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: March 6th, 2016 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
What beautiful flowers!
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: March 6th, 2016 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
What lovely flowers! Happy Mothering Day.
They do that here a lot, the flowers come in vases and then I used to end of with a lot of vases. But I got rid of them when we moved.
That vase is really pretty!
plantmom From: plantmom Date: March 6th, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely arrangement.
collie222 From: collie222 Date: March 7th, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read a lot of Happy Mother's Day posts on Facebook, and I figured out it was celebrated on a different day. Here in the U.S. It's celebrated in May.

Happy belated Mother's Day!
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