All summer long my garden is full of flowers that I love, but have a tendency to take for granted. And I am ashamed to admit that I do not always make an effort to bring a bunch of them indoors to grace the table. My excuse for this is that during the summer we tend to spend most of our time outdoors.

But come autumn it is an altogether different story. Every flower from the garden counts, maybe because they are becoming exceedingly rare. And I do my best to fill the house with flowers while I still have a chance.

This autumn flowers from the garden are extra precious as all the rain has ruined their beauty before time. But a tiny bunch of them has been picked and unceremoniously plonked into an olive can, which in no way diminishes their beauty, but rather accentuates it.