Saints’ Silly Day
Digging through old pictures…
All Saints’ Day (November 1st) is an important day for plant nurseries and flower shops here – because that’s the day when you “have to” go to the graveyard, and when your family’s graves “have to” look nice, or risk being shamed by the rest of the village (I suppose there’s less pressure in towns, simply because people don’t know each other that well.)
One of the things that we sell a lot of leading up to that day is arrangements like this:
And when we’re bored, we get silly. And then we make crazy things – like the bird a few years ago.
Last year, it was a silly face…
… which was quickly taken apart after I took that picture – we were constntly teasing each other with that piece of red loofah by sticking it into somebody else’s arrangement, in the most random places (like at the tip of a branch).
But the other silliness, I’m pretty proud of. My boss’s wife randomly said, “You could make a ladybug,” to which I said, “You know what, I really could.” And I did:
Isn’t it cute? It even has compound eyes.