Having said which, you will understand that this morning's vase was fraught a few difficulties. It is not as well put-together as I would like, but the flowers themselves finally decided a few elements of the design after I got them back into some sunlight so they could open out!
In any case, the colours are happy: soft orange from some new Osteospermums...
I tried several pots, mostly light-coloured, before settling on my dark, semi-spherical one. The results look like this...
...and from above, like this.
They were photographed in the front patio after the rain let up and enough sun came out to open the petals. The weather looks like being off and on, but now there is a little bright colour in the house - as long as the flowers can stay open!
Celebrating one more Monday Vase meme; do check out Cathy's post at Rambling in the Garden and see what else is happening today!