Okay, this is far past its prime, but I liked it so much I thought I'd share anyway.
I keep cursing the tree in our front yard for sending up shoots around the base of the trunk. I've chopped them down a few times, and the just keep coming up. Last week, though, I decided to count my blessings.
I dug out a vase from my grandmother and filled it with the trimmed shoots. In front of the kitchen sink, it looked lovely, and I was amazed how much relaxation a bit of green can bring into the house.
Now I'm glad for our silly tree, and I can't wait for some more little branches to come up!