A dear friend asked me to do the flowers for her mother's funeral, so with her help and Jak's (my mom) and many mugs of tea we set about celebrating a life using flowers.
This one - the 'meadow' I was the most concerned about - how to make a 'meadow' out of flowers........?
So we started with the wreath and once we got into the 'doing' of the flower arranging it became a lot easier. The morning sailed by and we stopped for a delicious lunch that my friend had brought along then we returned to the rest of our arranging.
It was late afternoon when we stood back and admired our work. My back ached from leaning over and arranging and placing the flowers.
But it was worth it.
So - that was my day, I am tired and know that despite enjoying doing the flowers that being a florist is not for me. Tomorrow is the funeral - my thoughts will be for my friend and her family.