There's a lot of pleasure to be had from a pair of scissors, ten minutes in the yard, and another ten standing at the kitchen counter poking stems into vases.
Forget-me-nots, Pacific blackberry (Rubus ursinus)
I am going to try to make this a regular practice, if I can. I saw earlier this week that the garden writer Gayla Trail of You Grow Girl has started a series of weekly herbarium boxes illustrating what's growing and flowering in her yard, and that seems like a great idea to me. Plus, I have a bad habit of putting flowers in a vase and then...leaving them there for three or four weeks. Yuck. Clearly, the solution must be more flowers, on a regular basis.