On a recent birthday, I received these beautiful roses from my thoughtful husband. The only thing that could enhance the flowers was my Grandma Fritzi’s cut crystal vase. As the days passed and the flowers began to fade, I thought I’d better hurry up and paint these stems. There were a lot more roses, but you get the idea. Everyday I looked at my flowers I was reminded of my husband’s thoughtfulness and of course, my dear Grandma.