Orange tulips on the mantelpiece after a week alone in the house, while we were off traveling. I love the way cut tulips change as they fade.
To see what other bloggers have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
“Hot water in the City of the Thousand Fountains,” Aix-en-Provence, France, ca. 1910, by Guittard (published by C. Martinet), via Casas-Rodríguez Collection, under CC license.
The Fontaine d’Eau Chaude was the first fountain built on the Cours Mirabeau — in the 1600s. The hot water (34°C/64°F) comes from the hot springs of Bagniers. There are current photos here and here, showing it still covered in moss.
Cake shop and café in Halmstad, Halland, Sweden, between 1920 and 1939, by Otto Nilsson, via Swedish National Heritage Board Commons on flickr.
You can click on the photo to enlarge it.
“To uidentifiserte barn på en sti” (two unidentified children on a path), ca. 1910, place and photographer unknown, via Nasjonalbiblioteket/National Library of Norway.
Possibly Kristinestad, Ostrobothnia, Finland, between 1910 and 1920, photographer unknown, via The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland Commons on flickr.