14 heinäkuuta 2017

A Basketful of Summer

I have an old basket that my cat Sissi uses for sleeping & bird watching.
I borrowed the basket from her and filled it with garden flowers.
Inside I put two glass jars with bouquets each.
I did not count how many different flowers there were, but definitely many!

I must have flowers, always, and always.
- Claude Monet

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

Here is the cat lady - behind bars, otherwise she would jump outside from the open window and attack the birds.
The basket suits well for a nap too!

I have not yet visited Giverny, but have read a book about it.
It definitely is worth looking at Google Images. Monet was also very fond of irises.

Monet's paintings / Public domain

With this flower basket I wish you a flower filled weekend!

27 kommenttia:

  1. Hi Riitta,
    such a beuatiful Bouquet! Lovely flowers!
    and - I love your Cat Lady, she ist such a Beauty!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  2. Ihana, ihana, ihana kimppu <3 <3 <3 <3 Valitettavasti voittaa nyt jopa tuon karvaisen korintäyte-ihanuuden ;)

  3. How lovely post dear Riitta and yes it's a really Lady :)
    Happy Weekend

  4. Amazing summer bouquet and your sweet kitty...
    Bring the summer in your home, when outside is bad weather (I was going for a swim today in the mornung, but we have hadd only 13° all the last days, today finally I was gone nevertheless)
    Have a sunny summer weekend

  5. Your basket, dear Riitta, is so beautiful. The whole summer in a basket, the flowers are so nice! And the photos are great!
    I like your cat. My daughter has two of them (Anton & Emmy).
    Happy weekend

  6. Dear Riitta,
    a very nice post. I would also always have flowers because they are so beautiful.
    Have a nice day!

  7. What is it about baskets and cats? My Ebby tries to get into the smallest of baskets and wonders why he doesn't fit. Your flower baskets are perfect. Have a lovely weekend. B x

  8. Upeat värit ja muodot, niin kaunista ja kesäistä. Kori soveltuu moneen :)

  9. what a gorgeous basket of flowers. So beautiful. Have a lovely weekend ahead and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

  10. Hi Riitta,
    ...lovely cat, as well as flowers.

    Have a good day.

  11. Hello, lovely flower and arrangements. I am glad kitty has her basket back. Happy Friday, have a great day and weekend!

    1. Thank you all for visiting & commenting <3

  12. Upea upea kimppu, värit sopivat ihanasti yhteen <3

  13. Las flores son preciosas. Lo mismo te deseo feliz fin de semana. Besitos.

  14. Beautiful flowers, Riitta. Your garden is full of texture and colour, like Monet's. You would enjoy Giverny very much. We visited last summer, and just this morning, I put up a little memory post about our time there. Flowers add joy to everyday life.

  15. Beautiful cats R11tta and your floral display is stunning, such delicate colour choises. When Sissi finally gets her basket back I'm sure it will smell gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  16. Todella kaunis kukkakimppu ja ihanat kuvat, Riitta ♥

  17. yes, that is summer for sure. Beautiful and I like your cat :)

  18. Mir geht es wie Monet: Ich muss immer Blumen haben!-
    Giverny ist ein Traum, selbst bei Regenwetter!
    Bon week-end!

  19. Oh, Monet inspiration; you have impressionism in your own garden!! :) Lovely arrangements, so gorgeous, especially that I see some of my favourite blossoms, peony blooms... Sissi must be a very content lady having such amazing arrangements made by you... A delight for eyes! Very talented and creative, as always, Riitta!
    A great Saturday and weekend, as well! Alexa

  20. What a wonderful and light bouquet of summer!
    I enjoyed reading your comment on my own blog. Thank you! And have a nice weekend too!

  21. Fantastic flower arrangments. So beautiful.

  22. Indeed that was a bouquet full of summer and sunshine. Marveolus!

  23. Wau, mitkä kukkaset!<3 Ihanan inspiroivat kuvat!:)
    Olen juuri istuttanut tähtiputkia penkkiin, kun ne katosivat toissa talvena. Sissi on niin ihana!<3


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