For the content of today’s vase -which you may recall from an early post featuring the scarlet elfencup-  I have to thank Monsieur who found these beautiful pearls on a string during a walk. Merci, Monsieur 🙂 We’ve had some strong winds, and small twigs of Hybrid Black Poplar (Populus x canadensis) are lying on the ground thus giving us the chance to appreciate their beauty which is normally well out reach. The trees are quite common around here (planted for timber) and can grow to 30m. I like their rustling leaves and golden autumn colour but their dark red flowers are equally delightful. Thanks to Cathy for hosting the vase – pop over to her for inspiration. Happy Monday!