This weekend while the flowers waited on the dining room table (more heirloom mums from local color flowers), we had bagels and coffee and cinnamon rolls in the kitchen (and lots of coffee was brewed). We talked about the upcoming holidays and the wedding in the future (and why the dogs were not along for the visit), and sometime during all this the stems were photographed, before they got snipped away and discarded and forgotten about…and here they are, looking so green and straight, so very important, which they are.