Earlier this week, I was at a friend's house and spied this lovely bucket arrangement in her dining room. My cameraphone, stalkerati-type photo doesn't do it justice--it's so bright and fresh looking in person. When I asked her about it, she said "oh yeah, we were pruning the garden this afternoon and these are the extras." Further proof of how truly stunning the simplest things can be.
I no longer have any excuses for not having something fresh in the house (except maybe that pesky winter concept).
Branches collected in the yard or on a walk + big colorful bucket = summer, easy as 1,2, 3!