The heat and the wind at the end of the week made short shrift of the Crabapple's tree's splendor. This is a very old tree and only blooms every other year so I try to enjoy it every minute it's in flower. Over the years I've also learned there's more than one way to experience its bounty.
Flowers: Unknown Crabapple variety, Dicentra 'Gold Heart' and Epimedium 'Red Queen' The vase is antique cranberry glass. To see what other gardeners have plucked from their gardens and put in a vase this Monday, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this meme.