Vases of Flowers

In my world I tend to leave flowers blooming in the garden because they last so much longer than when they are cut. But sometimes I absolutely have to cut something and bring it inside. I have my grandmothers and mothers vases to use is like having some treasures hiding to bring out on special occasions.  This year the roses were spectacular...and some of the Dahlias. Sometimes a bouquet is given to me that I want to remember the feelings it came to me I paint it for posterity. These are some of those bouquets.

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