I seem to be very busy at the moment but one thing that I will always make time for is bringing a little bit of nature inside. I love the idea of Lou’s Nature in the Home series – it is something I am naturally drawn to. I have been bringing in little bunches of flowers or leaves for years, probably since I was just 9 or 10. I guess, given that I can’t always be outside, it helps to bring some outside to the inside.
Our new hall cupboard sits in a dark wee passage and there’s really no way I’ll be able to grow a plant there (my normal treatment for most nooks and crannies) but I can keep a little vase of greenery which I’ll change with the seasons. This one has been in place for a few weeks and was picked with Islay on one of our Butterdean Woods walks. There’s Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock and Grand Fir. And round the bottom we have larch cones. In the last few days the buds have started opening and there is a lovely wee burst of bright green.
I think it is probably time to think about changing this wee arrangement. It is finally beginning to warm up here, and the sun is shining, so maybe we could go for something which feels a little more spring-like.
I hope you are warming up and beginning to feel spring-like too. Have a wonderful week.