Memories of trip to Egypt
Dr Rosalind Stewart was the demonstrator at the latest meeting of Stewartry Flower Club when she invited members to “Take a Walk with Me”.
She took them on a gentle amble through the seasons, beginning with her memory of the sights and sounds of Khartoum, Egypt, where, aged four, she recalled the vibrant colours and exotic flowers of that country.
Rosalind admitted to being a bargain hunter, searching out items that reminded her of her earliest days and in a shop in Aberdeen, she found the perfect oriental lantern on which to arrange the strelitzia and cymbidium orchids.
Four more lovely arrangements followed, each with a memory that evoked the seasons. First was summer in Italy, followed by the warm colours of a Hallowe’en bonfire.
Then came an unusual arrangement entitled Christmas in the fishing village of Crail. Rosalind’s final arrangement was called a Highland engagement with tall spires of delphinium and cool green foliage, clearly an arrangement representing spring time with all its freshness and promises of the future.
During a break for tea and biscuits, Rosalind congratulated all seven entries in the club competition Lest We Forget.
She awarded first prize to Patricia Beeson, second to Hilary McConchie and third to Angela Paul. Rosalind also presented the Austin Candlesticks (the prize for the most points over the year) to May Lockhart.
The club will be hosting a coffee morning and cake sale in Gatehouse Church Hall on Saturday, December 8, from 10.30am. Everyone welcome.
Well done Dr Rosalind Stewart, right, presenting the Austin Candlesticks to May Lockhart