In A Vase Monday: Oakleaf Hydrangea and Eucalyptus

For some Monday inspiration...

Oakleaf Hydrangea and Eucalyptus in a vase

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This simple vase in my kitchen started with a piece of broken-off Oakleaf Hydrangea branch...

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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sykes Dwarf'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sykes Dwarf'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sykes Dwarf' foliage

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sykes Dwarf' foliage

...and added a few clippings of Eucalyptus 'Baby Blue,' which I grow outside in a container that it has far outgrown.

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Eucalyptus sp. 'Baby Blue' --popular in the florist trade for its coins of powdery blue juvenile foliage. I grow it outside in a pot.

Eucalyptus sp. 'Baby Blue' --popular in the florist trade for its coins of powdery blue juvenile foliage. I grow it outside in a pot.

I used this sweet vase to put them in, on the counter behind my kitchen sink.

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Then, then next day, the morning light hit the window. I got that little "Wow" feeling from the shadows of the vase, an extra to the blue and green glass that I always keep here.

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It was fun to shoot this little scene, in the changing light, and the deeper I got into trying to find the right angle, the more I got into the Eucalyptus patterns....

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...They were mesmerizing.

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Here's to simple pleasures. May we all just bring in a little green from the outdoors, on a Monday, and show it in a vase on our tables, or kitchen counters.

For more "In A Vase On Monday" posts from around the world, see the links here, in the comments under the Rambling in a Garden post.